Light In The Darkness

Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2023 is Ordinary People. It highlights the ordinary people who let genocide happen, the ordinary people who actively perpetrated genocide, and the ordinary people who were persecuted. And it prompts us to consider … Continue Reading »

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 on 27th January, SURF UK Coordinator, David Russell, was interviewed by EachOther about the importance of the commemoration and how it relates to the importance of remembrance of the Genocide against the Tutsi in … Continue Reading »

Foundation Stones

Foundation Stones

Foundation Stones is a project which invites people across the UK to paint a stone in remembrance of those murdered in the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. These … Continue Reading »

HMD 2020

Stand Together

Today, January 27th, marks the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for the commemoration this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies … Continue Reading »

HMD 2017

Today, January 27th, marks the 72nd Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. How can life go on? is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. As the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust comments: “The aftermath of … Continue Reading »


In a debate in the House of Commons today on Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), Members of Parliament spoke movingly about the importance of Holocaust education and commemoration, and in particular the valuable work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and Holocaust Memorial Day … Continue Reading »

HMD 2012

Survivors Fund (SURF), in collaboration with the the Jewish East End Celebration Society (JEECS) is organising a programme of events for the Borough of Tower Hamlets to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2012. The event includes a screening of the … Continue Reading »

Heroes Day

Heroes Day

Today is a public holiday in Rwanda, marking Heroes Day, when Rwanda remembers and celebrates in particular those that have rebuilt the country in the aftermath of the genocide. I would like to add to the roll-call of heroes, all … Continue Reading »