Holocaust Memorial Day 2018: Since 2001, the Government has invited British society to observe 27 January each year as Holocaust Memorial Day. This date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops in 1945.
This day is intended to provide an opportunity for reflection on those events officially designated as genocides. The mass murder of millions of people of different ethnic, cultural, religious and political groups in more than one genocide provided the darkest side of twentieth century human history.
There will an observance of the day at 1pm in church on Saturday 27th January, when the victims and survivors of genocide past and present will be remembered and prayers offered that humanity may turn from forms of hatred that lead to genocidal action.
All are welcome to share in this act of remembrance.
You can find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day at http://www.hmd.org.uk/