Holocaust Memorial Day marked each year on 27 January is a time to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or had their lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides throughout the world.
A chance to remember
The theme of HMD 2019 is Torn from Home – looking at what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven out of their homes because of persecution or threat of genocide.
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council Richard Bassett said: “Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January – marks the liberation of Auschwitz – the largest of the concentration camps created by the Nazis. Today we join with people and organisations across the world to mark that day.”
“It is 74 years since that day and we are asked to remember those who were tortured, died or liberated from the death camps, and those caught up or murdered in genocides throughout the world since then. We must learn lessons from the past to ensure these atrocities cease.”
Candles will be lit in the main reception at the Civic Offices in Epping to mark the day and raise awareness among staff and visitors of this special day.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Find out more on the Holocaust Memorial Day website.