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Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2021

20 January 2021

Each year on 27 January, Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the millions of Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides.

The theme for this year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'Be the light in the darkness'. UCU branches and members are encouraged to observe the day by reflecting on the different forms of darkness we face, from identity-based persecution to denial of justice - as well as the ways in which we can 'be the light' through acts of solidarity, resistance and education. 

This year, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is also organising a national online memorial ceremony at 7pm; we encourage UCU members to attend this and join those across the country in lighting a candle at 8pm to commemorate those killed in the Holocaust. 

Register here for the national digital memorial event at 7pm on 27 January.

Branches organising local activities can also find a wide range of resources on UCU's Holocaust Memorial Day page here as well as on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website here.

Please let us know how your branch will mark the day by emailing here.

Yours sincerely,

Jo Grady
UCU general secretary