Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide. The HMDT promote and support Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) – the international day on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

For more information please visit their website.


School Resources

Click here to download our activity pack.

Click here to download the candle template.


11am: Be a light in the darkness

On Wednesday 27 January at 11am, 6 million+ Charitable Trust and Creative Scene, in partnership with Bradford Council, Kirklees Council and the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre, invite everyone to join Be the Light in the Darkness, an online event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. This will include a contribution from the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford.


7pm: Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day from the three cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds

Be the light in the darkness.

The three cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds have joined forces to produce a specially streamed on-line Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday 27 January.

The Commemoration will be ‘hosted’ by Wakefield Cathedral and will include an introduction by Bishop Nick to the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, ‘Be the light in the darkness’.

This is the third time during the pandemic that our cathedrals have joined forces in this way as part of their commitment to work together for the mission and flourishing of the whole Diocese of Leeds.

Commenting in advance of Holocause Memorial Day the Dean of Wakefield, Simon Cowling, said:

‘It has been a privilege to work with Dean Jerry and Dean John on devleoping this special Commemoration. Remembering those who endured the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur is a vital way of witnessing to the continuing need in our world for justice, peace and reconciliation’.

The Commemoration will go live at 19.00 on Wednesday 27 January.



7pm: Official Ceremony

There will also be a UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony streamed online.

To receive the link please visit their website.


Light the Darkness.


8pm: Join the nation and Light the darkness

Light a candle and safely put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January. To remember those who were murdered for who they were. To stand against prejudice today.

At 8:05pm, please upload a photo of your candle on social media, using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness