“Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.”Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
On Holocaust Memorial Day, we remember the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
2020 marks 75 years the end of the Holocaust and the Nazi Persecution, it also marks 45 years since the genocide in Cambodia began and 25 years since the genocide in Bosnia.
This day is for remembrance and reflection on the horrors that the human race have allowed to happen, and remember all those who lost their lives.
Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.George Santayana
Many books, both fictional and non-fictional, have been written on and about the Holocaust and genocide. If you would like to learn more, we’ve put together four booklists with titles that we think are worth reading.
For children and teens:
Holocaust Memorial Day: Talk and Music Recital
Wednesday 29 January, 7.30pm
Winchester Discovery Centre
Danny Habel presents ‘My Family Blown Apart’, a biographical talk on the experiences of his own family during the Holocaust. Students from Peter Symonds College also provide music for reflection. Holocaust Memorial Day 2020’s theme is ‘Stand Together’, exploring how prejudiced regimes have been challenged by people uniting.
What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it happening again.Anne Frank