Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
In the UK, thousands of local events and activities take place every year – each one an opportunity for people to reflect on those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination, and hatred in our own society today.
A resource for Christian churches and communities to help mark Holocaust Memorial Day is now available to download from the Holocaust Education resources on the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) website.
The resource includes materials which can be used in a liturgy of remembrance, written by contributors from across the UK and from a variety of Christian denominations. There are poems, an exposition on the Scripture readings for the Sunday preceding HMD (Sunday 23rd January), prayers, a litany written by members of CCJ’s Yad Vashem Alumni Group, and a reflection on one day in the life of Jane Haining, a Scottish ‘Righteous Among the Nations’.