Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony
Wednesday, 27th January 2021
5:45 pm to 7:00 pm
Honouring Holocaust Memorial Day with an online service
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Wednesday January 27, 2021.
It commemorates the devastation of six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of others who lost their lives under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Each year a theme is chosen for the day and for 2021 it is ‘Be the light in the darkness’. The theme is intended to encourage “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.”
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the usual commemorative event held at Sheffield’s Winter Garden cannot take place. Instead, event organisers are planning to host and stream this year’s ceremony online which will be available to watch for free via Zoom from 5:45pm – 7pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021.