I signed the Holocaust Education Trust Book of Commitment in Parliament – as a country, & a city, we must do all we can to ensure the #Holocaust is never forgotten & work to identify & combat the seeds of hate around us today.
International Holocaust Memorial Day
International Holocaust Memorial Day was initiated on 27 January 2000 (on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by the Red Army in 1945) when representatives from 46 governments, including the UK, met in Stockholm to discuss Holocaust remembrance, education and research.
Following the meeting, all attendees signed the Stockholm Declaration committing to “commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it”.
The day also commemorates those killed in more recent atrocities, such as those in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda.
In addition to International Holocaust Memorial Day, 27 January also marks the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, a date adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 1 November 2005 by resolution 60/7.
You can find more information at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, UK: https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme/
Newcastle City Council
Newcastle City Council is commemorating International Holocaust Day.
More details can be found at https://www.hmd.org.uk/activity/newcastle-city-council-holocaust-memorial-day-2023/
Roma Access Association, Newcastle upon Tyne
The Roma Access Association is holding a commemoration event on Friday 27 January 2023 at 4:00pm at the West Fifteen Business Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6UN in the memory of the Roma people who were the victims of the Holocaust.