Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is marked on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed.
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Saturday, 27 January 2024
Fragility of Freedom – Freedom means different things to different people. What is clear is that in every genocide that has taken place, those who are targeted for persecution have had their freedom restricted and removed, before many of them are murdered.
The Council for Christians and Jews (CCJ) has prayers, reflections and advice on how to commemorate the Holocaust in churches. The Council of Christians and Jews is a nationwide forum for Christian-Jewish engagement.
Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the Bishops’ International Affairs department, has previously released a message for Holocaust Memorial Day. Read more.
We commit ourselves to stand against antisemitism, injustice and prejudice wherever it might be found. Together we remember the Holocaust and pray that love will triumph over evil.Bishop Declan Lang
Our photographer has visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp on many occasions – some in the presence of Popes.
You can view the full photo album on our Flickr photostream.