Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
January 27th, 2023 is Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) and this year the chosen theme is ‘ordinary people’.
The message conveys that ordinary people were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides that took place in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Ordinary people were perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses – and ordinary people were victims.
We are all ordinary people today who can be extraordinary in our actions. We can all make decisions to challenge prejudice, stand up to hatred, and to speak out against identity-based persecution.
We at SchoolBeat remember the ordinary people who suffered in the Holocaust and other genocides and hope that we can be extraordinary in what we do to stand up for what is right and good.
To take part in a national moment for Holocaust Memorial Day:
At 4pm on 27 January light a candle and put it safely in a window to:
- remember those who were murdered for who they were
- stand against prejudice and hatred today
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