Camden to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Camden Council is set to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day to remember all those around the world affected by genocide.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th of January to remember the millions of people who were murdered during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme is ‘ordinary people’ to highlight the ordinary people who let genocide happen, the ordinary people who actively perpetrated genocide, and the ordinary people who were persecuted, aiming to encourage people to consider how ordinary people can play a bigger part in challenging prejudice today.

To mark this day, the Council is partnering with the Jewish Museum for its annual Holocaust Memorial Day event and candle lighting ceremony.

The Council is also hosting a special event with the National Holocaust Centre and Museum alongside the Jewish Museum, JW3 and the Wiener Library.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an important time for communities to not only come together and remember all the victims and survivors of all genocides, but for us to learn how we can confront discrimination and celebrate the brilliant diversity of Camden. I hope residents across the borough will join us in commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.

Councillor Nasim Ali OBE, the Mayor of Camden

On 26 January, 2.15 to 3pm there will be a Public Candle Lighting for Holocaust Memorial Day. The Jewish Museum London is hosting a candle lighting to mark Holocaust Memorial Day for communities to come together and reflect. This candle lighting will be followed by a 45-minute tour on this topic. Holocaust Memorial Day Public Candle Lighting - The Jewish Museum London