Holocaust Memorial Day 2021: 'Be the light in the darkness'

Posted: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 10:18

Leicestershire communities are asked to take part in Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 on 27th January 2021 by safely lighting and displaying a candle at home at 8pm tonight. This follows after the national UK commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day which is being livestreamed this year at 7pm in place of a physical event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The lockdown also means that local events organised in Leicester and by the county and district councils cannot be held physically. Instead, the councils have compiled a dedicated webpage with information about the origins and purpose of Holocaust Memorial Day, what's going on, and how people can get involved by:

  • Registering to watch the national commemoration event
  • Lighting a candle to reflect the theme of this year's Holocaust Memorial Day - 'Be the light in the darkness'
  • Painting a Foundation Stone

More details are on the following webpage as well as links to a survivor's story, a talk by Professor Aubrey Newman of Leicester University, and contributions by local schools.

Tags: Commemoration, Events, Holocaust Memorial