Event    From 27/1/1945 

Holocaust / Holocaust Memorial Day

Categories: History, Tragedy

Countries: Austria, Germany, Poland

Events for this day (27 January every year) are organised by The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust which exists so that we learn the lessons of the past to build a better future now. It is responsible for the National Commemoration of HMD. It provides free resources, and advice, to local communities and schools to assist in commemorative events across the UK. Website gives invaluable information on events, talks, survivor testimonies.

Auschwitz concentration camp was liberated by Soviet Union troops on 27 January 1945.

The first Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated in 2001.

Credit for this entry to: Beverley Duguid

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Holocaust / Holocaust Memorial Day

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Chelsea Football Club Holocaust memorial

This mural depicts 3 football players: one was a PoW held in Auschwitz, where...

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Cosmo Restaurant

November 2014 the plaque was reported as "torn down" but, with promises of a ...

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Hiroshima victims

Since 1950 CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) has organised an annual cer...

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Holocaust Memorial Day - Islington

Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January 2003

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Holocaust Memorial Day - W5

This plaque photograph is borrowed from BluePlaques.net.

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Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc

Poet, essayist and historian. Born France. Catholic. His works include 'Cautionary Tales for Children', in which Matilda told lies and was burnt to death. Died Guildford.

Person, History, Literature, Poetry, France

2 memorials
Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner

Architectural historian and author of "The Buildings of England". Born in Leipzig, Germany. Hitler's rise to power caused him to move to London in 1935. Buried in the churchyard of St. Peter's a...

Person, Architecture, History, Germany

2 memorials
William Watkiss Lloyd

William Watkiss Lloyd

Born Homerton. Classical and literary scholar. Although he worked in his cousin’s tobacco manufacturing firm until his retirement, he devoted all his spare time to the study of art, architecture,...

Person, History

1 memorial
Roy Porter

Roy Porter

Historian. Born Roy Sydney Porter at Foxholes, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Published his first book 'The Making of Geology in Britain' in 1977. He was a lecturer at Cambridge and the Wellcome Institute...

Person, History, Literature, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Thomas. J. Barratt

Thomas. J. Barratt

Businessman and historian.  Born 25 Tottenham Place.  1864 joined A & F Pears as a bookkeeper and then married F. Pears's eldest daughter the next year. Historian of Hampstead, author of the 3...

Person, Commerce, History

1 memorial