Lighting up the library for Holocaust Memorial Day

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Photograph of Library of Birmingham by Eleri Roberts

Tonight the exterior facade of the Library of Birmingham will be lit up Purple in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day.

From the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website:

Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more.

Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.

For more information please visit the HMD website.

Photograph of Library of Birmingham lit up purple by Eleri Roberts

Article posted 27 January 2021

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