Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day, held in January each year, is the international day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. It aims to educate, commemorate and prompt action against discrimination and hatred in our communities today.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website

Merton’s Holocaust Memorial Day event will be held on Monday 23 January from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm in the Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, SM4 5DX.  It is a free event and open to the public.

This year’s theme  is ‘Ordinary People’ and highlights that ‘Ordinary people were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides that took place in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Ordinary people were perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses – and ordinary people were victims’.

The evening’s programme includes a talk from a Generation2Generatioin speaker and contributions from local politicians, community representatives, faith and belief leaders and the Wimbledon Synagogue choir.