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27th January Holocaust Memorial Day in UK

Sunday, January 27, 2013

We have a Memorial Day in the UK today for victims of the Holocaust.
Special services were held to commemorate and one was in the Borough of Havant in Hampshire. The Lord Mayor, (Mayoress) attended and also a representative from the gypsy community. Scouts and young people were also attending.
There were readings and silence for the victims. It was not just for WW2, but for all victims throughout history who had suffered Genocides or massacres.

The day itself, 27th January, was chosen because it is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Liberated by the Soviet Troups 68 years ago today in 1945.

"International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January, is an international memorial day for the victims of the Holocaust, the genocide that resulted in the annihilation of 6 million Jews, 2 million Gypsies (Roma and Sinti), 15,000 homosexual people and millions of others by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "

Please read the page for information about the day and then click on the Wikipedia Commons link below the photo on the right of the page. There is information about Germans, Jews Gypsies etc and the concentration camps.

I hope you find this as interesting as I did!
We have to remind ourselves that Genocide is still taking place in some parts of the World today.



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHERIRIDDELL 1/30/2013 12:09AM

    My Father too helped to liberate the concentration camps .Being the child of a soldier and the wife of a soldier I am more familiar with this than many.It is in remebering that we prevent a reoccurrence .

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MARITIMER3 1/28/2013 10:28AM

    Thank you so much for posting this blog. I've visited several Holocaust Memorial Museums, but didn't know that there was a memorial day in Britain. We must never forget the hatred and intolerance that causes genocide. It is alive today in people in many parts of the world, and memorials like this help keep us aware of the danger.

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NUMD97 1/28/2013 10:21AM

    I found your blog, seeing that one of my SP buddies on my Friend Feed, had commented.

Thanks for taking the time to note this most important event. I had learned yesterday, from an online source, that in Europe it is commemorated in January. In the US, we mark the anniversary in April, right after Passover.

It is imperative to bring awareness to future generations of whatever nationality, race, or religion of these cataclysmic events, to learn from them, and to guarantee that it will never happen again.

As a Second Generation myself, I thank you for this most important posting,


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KATHRYNLP 1/28/2013 10:08AM

    Man is the most horrific animal on the Planet. All in the name of God, of course! emoticon

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 1/27/2013 11:05PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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MOTLEM 1/27/2013 7:58PM

    "Lest We Forget!"

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MANDIETERRIER1 1/27/2013 7:35PM

    We have the same remembrance in the US

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BARBARASDIET 1/27/2013 7:31PM

    If we don't remember our history, we are doomed to repeat it...

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DEBBY4576 1/27/2013 6:37PM

    Thank for furthering my education. Just last week we watched the newer version of the movie Anne Frank. So my mind and heart were still thinking of the victims of that genocide.

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1BEACHWALKER 1/27/2013 4:49PM

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LITTLEWIND53 1/27/2013 3:44PM

    It is only by remembering the past that we do not repeat the mistakes of the past. Thanks for sharing....

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POPSY190 1/27/2013 2:53PM

    Thank you for this, and for the link. My father (British army) helped when Bergen-Belsen was liberated although he never spoke about it - too much to have seen and heard, I think.

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