Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 – One Day

Published: 19 January 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January each year. This year, due to the ongoing Covid situation, there will not a commemorative event at Deal Town Hall.

The Council’s traditional Commemoration Service outside in the Garden at St Georges Church at 11am will go still ahead and will be led by Senior Minister Chris Spencer. The Mayor will be at this service and will lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone. This is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend and lay flowers.

At 7pm, those that have access to the internet can join the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, that will be streamed online here www.hmd.org.uk.

Finally, at 8pm, Deal residents are invited to Light the Darkness, joining households across the UK by lighting candles and safely putting them in their windows to remember those who were murdered, for who they were, and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.

On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is ‘One Day’. ‘One Day’ can be interpreted in a number of ways. It could mark One Day in history, One Day when life changed, One Day at a time or One Day in the future. One Day could also be the difference that a day makes. One Day is just a brief moment in time, and can only provide a snapshot, but it can help bring a piece of the full picture to life. On Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, this is One Day when we will come together, to learn from the past, empathise with others and help to build a better future.