The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021:
Be the light in the darkness. Be the light in the darkness is an affirmation and a call to action for everyone marking HMD. This theme asks everyone to consider different kinds of ‘darkness’, for example, identity-based persecution, misinformation, denial of justice; and different ways of ‘being the light’, for example, resistance, acts of solidarity, rescue and illuminating mistruths.
The utterly unprecedented times through which we are living currently are showing the very best of which humanity is capable but also – in some of the abuse and conspiracy theories being spread on social media – the much darker side of our world.
“We will continue to do our bit for as long as we can, secure in the knowledge that others will continue to light a candle long after us.”
Gena Turgel MBE, survivor of the Holocaust
To find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day and to see a short film clip of Holocaust survivor Helen Aronson BEM, use ctrl click on the links below: