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