IWW BAME officer Andrea Gilbert

Holocaust memorial day is a day of remembrance across the world scarred by Genocide. On this day we remember the six million murdered during the Holocaust alongside the millions killed by the Nazis under persecution. The Genocides committed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur are also remembered during this time. The 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death Camp

The Holocaust threatened civilisation, and genocide needs to still be resisted. While we’re going through this pandemic we must not become complacent. In the UK there is still prejudice and language of hatred which must be challenged by us all. The IWW BAME officer believes members in the IWW must support those who have endured genocide, and honour the survivors and for those whose lives have changed beyond recognition.

This year’s theme for Holocaust memorial day is “Be the Light In the Darkness”. Please see link below for event on Wednesday 27th January: https://www.hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme/