Holocaust Memorial Day

On this day, we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own – it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at immediate risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to start this process.

2022 Theme

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is 'One Day'. There are many ways to interpret the theme, some of which are outlined on the Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2022 website.

2022 Events in Bassetlaw

David's Story

Tuesday 1 February 2022, 6.30pm, Via Zoom

Ros Gelbart will talk about her father’s life in Czechoslovakia before the war, his detention in Auschwitz at the age of 14, the death march and his life in England after the war.

Please note: Parents are advised that some of the content may not be suitable for younger children.

This meeting will be an online meeting and held on 'Zoom'.

Meeting ID: 947 7850 8376
Passcode: 949411

The ’45 Aid Society was set up as a charitable organization in 1963. Its founders were a group of child Holocaust survivors, known as ‘the Boys’, who were brought to Great Britain after the end of the Second World War. The ’45 Aid Society is now run by the Boys’ children. The second generation, and increasingly the third and fourth generations, are the custodians of the Boys’ remarkable story. They work to keep the Boys’ life stories alive and relevant for future generations through educational, community and fundraising events across the world.

Further Information: stephen.brown@bassetlaw.gov.uk

Further information

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website has a range of resources, information and advice you need to participate in Holocaust Memorial Day. They also offer a selection of educational resources.


Last Updated on Monday, January 17, 2022