Holocaust Memorial Day: Stand Up To Hatred

January 27 is Holocaust Memorial Day,  the international day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and of other genocides. The aim is to commemorate victims, honour survivors and confront prejudice, discrimination and racism now. HMD is marked each year on 27 January – the anniversary of the date of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. This year the theme is Stand Up To Hatred and explores the expression of hatred in speech and propaganda; how hatred can be enshrined in legislation; the impact of hatred on those who are regarded as different; hate crimes in Britain today and what we can all do to stand up to hatred in our own communities. Continue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day: Stand Up To Hatred”