Holocaust Memorial Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day in United Kingdom in 2023
Image: The entry gate to Auschwitz concentration camp.

About Holocaust Memorial Day

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Dates of Holocaust Memorial Day
2024 United Kingdom Saturday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2023 United Kingdom Friday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2022 United Kingdom Thursday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2021 United Kingdom Wednesday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
2020 United Kingdom Monday, January 27thHolocaust Memorial Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 
Holocaust Memorial Day in other countries
Holocaust Memorial Day internationally

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is commemorated on January 27th each year.

January 27 is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp when 7,000 prisoners of the German Nazi camp were liberated by the soldiers of the Soviet Army.

The Nazis murdered over 6 million Jews, and millions of others, including LGBTQ+ people, Roma, Poles, Jehovah’s Witnesses, people with disabilities and more. Today people around the world are paying tribute to victims and survivors of the Holocaust.

At 8pm local time, get ready to 'Light the Darkness'. Households across the world 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 (if you are able to do so safely).

Whether you are Jewish or not, you can also observe the day by visiting or donating to a Holocaust Museum or listen to reflections and testimonies of survivors through the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website.

Note: Many in the U.S. also observe Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in April, to commemorate the lives and heroism of all those who died during World War II.

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