On Friday 26 January, Wolverhampton will come together to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at an event organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council and Interfaith Wolverhampton.

Open to all, the event is at 11am at the Georgian Suite, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, WS1 1SU.  

Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day to remember the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and during more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The date of 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, 49 years after the Holocaust ended. It also comes 19 years after the genocide in Cambodia when Hutu extremists shattered the fragile freedom in Rwanda following decades of tension and violence, culminating in the murder of over one million Tutsis in just 100 days.

For more information on the event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, please contact the EDI Team by email at edi@wolverhampton.gov.uk or by calling 01902 552936.