Service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Published: Tue 25th January, 2022

  • Pebbles laid on the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration stone

The annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration will be held once again at the bandstand in Queen’s Park in Loughborough.

The commemorations took place online last year due to the country being in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, which takes place on Thursday 27th January at 4pm, will see the Mayor Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines, read the Act of Commitment.

Everyone is welcome to be there and lay a pebble on the Commemoration stone at the end.

In addition, Loughborough University will be holding a week of events to mark the occasion.

The day is recognised across the world to remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed from 1933-1945 under the Nazi persecution and in genocides across the world since.

Nationally, people are being invited to join an online ceremony to commemorate this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

The online ceremony on Thursday January 27, at 7pm is being held by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, a UK charity which promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day in the UK.

Households across the UK are asking to light candles and safely put them in their windows (if you are able to do so safely) to remember those who were murdered for who they were and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.

On social media, you can join the conversation and share photos and experiences by using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness.

The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Paul Baines said: “It is great that we can come together to share our support in person for such an important cause.

“It is so important that we all stand in solidarity against all forms of hatred and prejudice that targets groups based on their religion, ethnicity, gender, sexuality or any type of difference.

“I encourage residents to come down to Queen’s Park and join in the commemorations, but if you can’t make it, you can join the national ceremony online and remember those who were murdered during the Holocaust and in other genocides.”

Loughborough University is also holding a number of events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this year. For more information and to register for the events please visit the University's website. Attendees will also be able to join the sessions online if they are unable to attend in person.

For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day and to register for the online ceremony, please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website.