A balloon release at Holocaust Memorial Day at the Sheffield Peace Gardens in January 2006
A balloon release at Holocaust Memorial Day at the Sheffield Peace Gardens in January 2006

Sheffield joins the world to mark Holocaust Memorial Day - looking back at past years' event

Every January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day which has taken place in the UK since 2001 and the city of Sheffield always takes part.

By Julia Armstrong
Thursday, 27th January 2022, 4:50 pm

The day takes place to share the memory of the millions who were murdered in the Holocaust by the Nazis and the subsequent genocides which took place in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This is in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the world today. This year’s theme is One Day, expressing the hope that in future such horrors will never take place again.

Here, our pictures look back at past ceremonies held locally.

This year Sheffield was holding an online vigil today, Thursday 27 January, at 5.45pm to 7pm via Zoom. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the event move online.

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