A message from The King on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024
"Holocaust Memorial Day offers a valuable opportunity for the richly diverse communities of this nation to come together and recommit to building a society free from antisemitism, persecution and hatred."
As you gather for the UK ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, 1 offer each of you a heartfelt welcome to this very special and moving commemoration.
This week, people from across the United Kingdom and the world are coming together to remember the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution, and those killed in other genocides such as in Rwanda, Srebrenica, and Cambodia.
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 is the Fragility of Freedom, a stark reminder to us all how freedom can so easily be lost when it is taken for granted, and how crucial it is, therefore, to learn from those who bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust and all genocides. Tragically, we live in a world where violence and acts of unspeakable cruelty are still perpetrated against people for no other reason than their religion, their race or their beliefs. In recommitting ourselves to remembering the horrors of the past, we take an important step in creating a safer, freer world today and for fliture generations.
For us in the United Kingdom, Holocaust Memorial Day offers a valuable opportunity for the richly diverse communities of this nation to come together and recommit to building a society free from antisemitism, persecution and hatred. This steadfast commitment is at the heart of everything the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust does. It is why its vital work in ensuring that people across the country are able to pay fitting tribute to those who were murdered and to honour those who survived, remains as important as ever before.
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