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International Holocaust Memorial Day service 2022
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides. It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since. The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.
Each year, a memorial service is held at High View Avenue Memorial Gardens in Grays to remember the horrors of genocide, and to reflect on our will to build peaceful communities for the future. Find the Memorial Gardens on Google Maps.
The theme of HMD 2022 is 'One Day', which can be interpreted in many ways, such as:
- One Day for Holocaust Memorial Day
- One Day in history, which you could pick and learn about
- One Day when life changed, for so many victims of holocaust
- One Day at a time, for those whose every day was a huge struggle
- One Day in the future, and the hope for when suffering would be over
- One Day as a snapshot, but we should all try to see the full picture