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27th January is kept each year as national Holocaust Memorial Day.

It is the anniversary of the liberation in 1945 of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

Students of Bishop Walsh Catholic School have recorded testimonies of children of the Holocaust – victims and survivors – which have been incorporated into a video which will be used at Bishop Walsh assemblies during the week beginning 27th January 2019.

It can be viewed here, and work sheets are available at the end of this page.

The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all.

HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. It helps us learn more, empathise more and do more.

Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.