Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), established in 2000, is marked each year on 27th January – the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. On and around this day, schools, communities and faith groups across the UK join together in national and local events to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and of more recent genocides. It is also an opportunity to consider the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust. The day is co-ordinated by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a charity founded for this purpose in 2005. The theme for HMD 2022 is 'One Day'

The Holocaust was the murder of six million Jewish men, women and children by the Nazis and their collaborators. It was a defining event in human history; its legacies continue to shape the modern world whilst the challenging questions it raises about human behaviour have universal relevance. HMD can therefore encourage us to reflect on our own actions and responsibilities, both as individuals and as a society. Each year’s HMD has a different theme, decided by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, as a focus for educational and commemorative events.

Find out more how you can explore these subthemes in your school or commemorative event using the links below.