About Holocaust Memorial Day
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).