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Holocaust Memorial Day

 

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and in genocides that followed in CambodiaRwandaBosnia and Darfur.

For Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre has put together a reading list from books that are available in their library.   You can read their blog here Holocaust Memorial Day | Race Archive

Storytelling is an important part of ensuring that the people who lived through Holocaust and Genocide are never forgotten and that every effort is made to ensure that it never happens again. 

You can access many stories and other resources via Holocaust Memorial Day Trust | Resources (hmd.org.uk)

 

What is Genocide?

 

The General Assembly of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Dec 9th 1948) defines genocide as:

 

‘any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:

killing members of the group

causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group

deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part

imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group

forcibly transferring children of the group to another group’

UN General Assembly, Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, 9 December 1948, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277