A reminder to Branches of Holocaust Memorial Day which is held on 27 January each year. This year the main Northern Ireland Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration will take place virtually on Wednesday 27 January 2021 from 19:00- 20:00 and will be hosted by The Executive Office. This is a free ticketed event. Click here to reserve a place on the eventbrite website. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holocaust-memorial-day-2021-tickets-130788236135

Holocaust Memorial Day is about commemorating all the communities who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, and demonstrating that the Holocaust is relevant to everyone in the world today.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 is ‘Be the light in the darkness’. It encourages 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.

To date the other local events published on the Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) website are:

Title and Venue Date and Time
Causeway Coast & Glens Council
Holocaust Memorial Day – Timeline of Nazi Germany
Saturday 23 January 2021 to Monday 1 February at 1700
Ards & North Down Council
Holocaust & Other Genocide Talks
Monday 25 January 2021 at 1900 to Friday 29 January at 20.30
Public Record Office NI
From Newry to Norway – How my Mother Survived the Holocaust
Tuesday 26 January 2021 1900-2000
LGBTQ+ Holocaust Memorial & Act of Remembrance Tuesday 26 January 2021 1830-2030 On line via Zoom click here Meeting ID: 840 6958 6390 Passcode: 213587


Further details on these events can be found on the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

We are checking if there are other events being organised and we will publish any additional events.

Alison Millar
General Secretary