Camden commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Taking place on 27 January each year, Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemorates all those affected by genocide.

The day is used to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. HMD 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and also the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.

The Mayor of Camden, Councillor Maryam Eslamdoust, said:

“Across Camden we will be remembering all those who have been affected by the Holocaust, and other genocides around the world.

“Holocaust Memorial Day provides us an opportunity to reflect on the past and stand together in Camden to confront discrimination and celebrate our wide diversity as a borough.”

A range of talks, exhibitions and ceremonies to mark HMD are taking place in the borough.

Jewish Museum, 23 January, 6.30 to 8.00pm

We have partnered again with the Jewish Museum for their Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The Mayor will lead a candle lighting which will include a survivor’s testimony on the path to liberation, a short talk from second and third generation survivors and a panel discussion. For more information visit their website.

Jewish Community Centre London JW3, 24 January, 10.30am

The Mayor is also attending JW3 Holocaust Memorial Day event.

The ceremony will include keynote speakers, readings and musical interludes. Attendees will include holocaust survivors, dignitaries and representatives from the local community. For more information visit their website.

The Wiener Library, 27 January, 5.30 to 7pm

A round table discussion by leading academic experts to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This event will be followed by a reception. For more information visit their website.

South Hampstead Synagogue, 26 January to 30 January

A week of Holocaust education, exhibitions and discussion marking 75 years since the end of the Holocaust. For more information visit their website.