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Holocaust Memorial Day 2024


Today marks Holocaust Memorial Day, an important day for us all, as it serves to remember the immense tragedy of the Holocaust.

We support Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January - the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest concentration camp during the Holocaust - to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in conflicts that have followed around the world.

Auschwitz is a stark reminder of how far hate can go if left unchecked, and that we must eradicate not just all forms of hate, but all forms of bias from which hate stems. Today more than ever, we have to commit to removing hate in our world. While we remember the tragedies of the past, we also acknowledge the ongoing conflicts and struggles for peace and justice around the world, including in regions like the Middle East. It is a reminder of our collective responsibility to work towards a world where such atrocities are never repeated.

Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

HMD is not just a day of remembrance; it's a call to action to uphold the dignity and rights of every individual. It reinforces our commitment to universal human rights, standing against oppression and discrimination in any form. This weekend across the UK, people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. Let’s all be individuals who take a stance against hate in all forms.

We encourage everyone to engage in respectful and informed discussions about both historical and current events. Through education and open dialogue, we can better understand complex issues and contribute to a world where tolerance and empathy prevail.

To find out more about HMD, please see:
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
KCL Chaplaincy
KCLSU Advice


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