Tonight we will light a candle for Holocaust Memorial day at 8pm to take a moment to remember millions of people and children that lost their lives through genocide.
The Holocaust Memorial Trust are encouraging everyone to light candles on Thursday 27th January at 8pm to show a sign of remembrance and love for those lost in camps between 1941 and 1945 and to others also murdered from genocide in Cambodia, Bosnia, Darfur and Rwanda.
Six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust during the Second World War and it is important that we do not forget this event and those affected by it.
The liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp
The 27th January is the day chosen for the Holocaust Memorial day as it is the day the Soviet Union liberated the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.
Auschwitz in Poland consisted of 40 different concentration and extermination camps responsible for up to 1.1 million deaths of women, men and children.
The history of World War II should always be told to generation after generation as genocide is still going on today.
Museum at Oswiecim
The town of Oswiecim, is where the memorial of Auschwitz is located, that haunting image of the railway track running to the entrance of the Museum.
Certainly a place to visit for so many interested in learning about life in the concentration camps and what survivors would have endured.
Why have a memorial day
For those millions of people affected around the world from the events in World War II, this memorial day offers a time to grieve, to reflect, to commemorate and honour those that were lost, those that suffered and to understand that this heinous crime against humanity must never happen again.
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There is so much we can learn from the Holocaust, so much of what happened can be attributed to one man and his obsessional hatred of another race and how this trickled down through the army ranks and to people across Germany creating a cold, apathetic and murderous attitude to the Jewish people.
For most people, we view this as a crime against humanity as something so terrible we do not expect this to every happen again, yet, in some countries it is happening right now. Genocide in Ethopia, genocide in Sudan, Myrannar and of course the Uyghurs in China.
Light your candles with us tonight.