Holocaust Memorial Day

Every year in January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day which has taken place in the UK since 2001.

On this day we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today.

International Holocaust Memorial Day is typically on the 27 January. This date marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Holocaust Memorial Day Vigil

On 29 January 2024 the Council held its Civic Event at the Cutlers Hall to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, a recording of the event is available.

Annual civic event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Ahead of the Civic Event on 29 January 2024, Cllr Colin Ross, The Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Sheffield, had a discussion with Hedi Argent about her experiences as a Holocaust Survivor.

Cllr Colin Ross, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, chats to Hedi Argent, a Holocaust Survivor

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