Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.

To learn more about Holocaust Memorial Day, please head on over to the HMD Trust’s website.

This year there are many fantastic events taking place around the Lancaster district which you can watch online! Check out the links below for more information


Sunday 24th January


Reverend Canon Chris Newlands, Vicar of Lancaster, will light the HMD Candle and lead special prayers for the observance of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Monday 25th January


Head on over to More Music’s Facebook page at 7pm to tune into a watch party for Stephen Breuer’s film, Living Through the Holocaust, with an introduction from Liz Neat.

“Stephen Breuer, a retired Jewish academic and potter, talks about growing up in Hungary as the Nazis came to power. Interweaving his current life with personal memories and family photographs, Stephen gives a child’s eye view of the upheaval, loss and long term impact of living through the holocaust. This film was commissioned by the NCBI Lancashire http://www.ncbilancashire.org.uk and was made by Frances Bowen and Alison Cahn http://forgebankfilms.co.uk.” – More Music

Tuesday 26th January


Stand up to Racism (SUTR) is holding an online event at 6pm on the 26th January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The event will underline the importance of opposing antisemitism and fascism, especially during the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis, that the far right are using to build support.
Head on over to their Facebook page for more information.

Wednesday 27th January


Come and join th UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony which will be streamed online and will run from 7pm to 8pm. This will be their first fully digital ceremony.


At 8pm, get ready to Light the Darkness with the HMD. Households across the UK will be lighting candles and safely putting them in their windows to:

  • remember those who were murdered for who they were
  • stand against prejudice and hatred today

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2021 (if you are able to do so safely).

For more information, check out the HMD website

Thursday 28th January


Join More Music for music, songs, prayers, reflections, images and more an a live Zoom event hosted by Pete Moser.
Book your free ticket today and you’ll receieve an invite link in your email.