Millions of people were stripped of their humanity and murdered during the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution. It threatened the very fabric of civilisation.
That’s why it’s so important that we mark Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on the 27th January every year. It’s a time to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides. This year is particularly significant because it’s the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
At a time where the world often feels fragile and vulnerable, we cannot be complacent. Prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.
Holocaust Memorial Day is also a time to learn about the past and take action to create a safer future. We must stand together and show solidarity to remember those who lost their lives – many of whom have never been identified.
Here at Goldsmiths SU we’re marking the day with the Jewish Community as they hold a ceremony to commemorate all those who perished and suffered in the Holocaust, as well as many other genocides throughout history. This will be a space for staff and students to intentionally remember those events. Come along to the Deptford Town Hall Council Chamber between 11.30am – 1.30pm on Monday 27th January. All are welcome. For more info about the event, please read here.