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Posted on: 27/01/2021

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place annually on the 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and gives us all an opportunity to pause and remember the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered by the Nazis, the millions more persecuted, and all those affected by subsequent genocides.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 is : Be the light in the darkness.

It encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.There are also a number of virtual resources you may wish to engage with. 

Please see below for a virtual online tour & videos explaining more about Holocaust Memorial Day for BGS Students to watch :

Virtual Tour of Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum

Take part in a virtual tour of the Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem which gives you an insight of the Holocaust experience. Especially recommended is the Children’s Memorial from 52:36 minutes into the YouTube presentation.

Light in the Darkness : YouTube Video 

Holocaust Memorial online evening premiere with film, music, art and poetry on YouTube

Holocaust Educational Trust live survivor webcast.

The recording has now been released for all. Due to its nature you may wish to view this with your child. (It is recommended for those in Year 9 and above due to the nature of the subject matter). The links will be supplied to parents/ students year 9 and above.