Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

Birmingham’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day event will be streamed online this year. Our Lord Mayor will lead the virtual event on Wed 27th January at 2pm, to remember the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, as well as genocides around the world.

The theme for this year’s event is “be the light in the darkness”, and encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also how individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.

This year’s programme will feature a virtual candle-lighting ceremony as well as testimony from Mindu Hornick MBE, who will talk about her experiences as a Holocaust survivor, plus performances from violinist Simone Schehtman and Birmingham’s Young Poet Laureate Fatma Mohiuddin.

See more about the memorial and how to access the events online here.

And join the nation at 8pm to “Light The Darkness” for Holocaust Memorial Day: Light a candle and safely place it in your window at 8pm on Wednesday 27th January.