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Holocaust Memorial Day

Every year on or about the 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).

About Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.

How does Northern Ireland mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Northern Ireland has held Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorations since 2002, the first being in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. Subsequent commemorations took place in Armagh, Londonderry, Enniskillen, Lisburn, Parliament Buildings, Ballymena, Craigavon, Newtownabbey and Newtownards. In 2004 Belfast’s Waterfront Hall hosted the National UK Commemoration.
Holocaust Memorial Day seeks to influence the future by learning from and remembering the past. An educational resource has been developed for use in schools as part of the new curriculum for learning and development.

Commemorative Events

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

The theme for 2014 Holocaust Memorial Day event will be “Journeys”. The event will be held on the evening of Monday 27 January 2014 in the Belfast City Hall. The event is open to everyone but space is limited and admission is by ticket only.
Tickets for this year's Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Event are free, but please note there are only a limited number available. To apply for tickets please contact:
Jane Irwin
Morrow Communications Ltd
Hanwood House
Pavilions Office Park
Kinnegar Drive
Holywood BT18 9JQ
Tel: 028 9039 3837

Past commerorative events

The theme for 2013 Holocaust Memorial Day event was 'Communities Together: Build a Bridge'. The 2013 commemorative event was held in The Queen's Hall, Newtownards.
The theme for 2012 Holocaust Memorial Day event was 'Speak Up, Speak Out'. The 2012 commemorative event was held in the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey.
The theme for 2011 Holocaust Memorial Day event is 'Untold Stories'. The Northern Ireland commemorative event was held in the Craigavon Civic Centre.
The UK Holocaust Memorial Day website also has more information.

For more information...

If you have any queries regarding Holocaust Memorial Day you can contact us at the following address:
Peter Neill
Room E3.18 Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Belfast BT4 3SR
Tel: (028) 9052 8370