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Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)


Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)*

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the 27th January each year. It is a time to remember the millions of people who were murdered or had their lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides 


Friday 9th January-Friday 30th January

Keep The Memory Alive Display-The Mall, (between Dalton Rd and Duke St) Barrow-In-Furness LA14 1HL-includes:

  • A display of posters and images to commemorate HMD 
  • Free of charge and open to the public 

For further information about the display telephone Barrow Trades Union Council on 07816 247752

 Friday 23rd January, 7pm

Film Screening-Never Forget-Cooke’s Studios, 104 Abbey Rd, Barrow-In-Furness  LA14 5QR -includes:

  • Readings of extracts of Holocaust Survivor testimony
  • The lighting of a memorial candle
  • A screening of the film Never Forget-made by Kim Ryan and the Association of Jewish Refugees; featuring Merseyside Holocaust survivors and their memories, including the stories of several people who came to England as children on the Kindertransport

The event is open to the public and admission is free but pre-booking is required.To reserve a seat email: or telephone 07816 247752 for more information


Monday 26th January

Lake District Holocaust Project

"Seventy Candles for Seventy Years"

Kendal and Lake District UK Holocaust Memorial Day

One of the primary aims of Holocaust Memorial Day is to "ensure that the horrendous crimes, racism and victimisation committed during the Holocaust are neither forgotten nor repeated, whether in Europe or elsewhere in the world"  Holocaust Memorial Day Trust Statement of Purpose

First Floor, Windermere Library, Ellerthwaite, Windermere, Cumbria UK, LA23 2AJ

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South Lakeland District Council are marking HMD with a variety of events, including:

  • A candle-lighting ceremony, led by concentration camp survivor, Joe Berger
  • A short ceremony at the Birdcage on Finkle Street at noon
  • An afternoon concert performed by international concert pianist Anthony Hewitt, starting at 2pm

For information, visit:

Tuesday 27th January, 7pm

Film Screening- Schindler’s List (15)-Cooke’s Cinema Barrow-in –Furness-includes:

  • An introductory talk about Holocaust Memorial Day 
  •  A screening of a shoin Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

    This year, 27th January also marks the 70 year anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

    The theme for this year’s HMD is “Keep The Memory Alive.”

    HMD is a time of remembrance and commemoration and also a time when we remind ourselves of the lessons we can learn from the past and how discrimination, racism, exclusion and hatred can escalate and have devastating consequences for generations of people.

    Commemorative public events are being organised in Cumbria, in association with The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Most events listed below are either free or incur a small fee to attend. Some require pre-booking.

     rt film The German Who Came to Tea 
  • A screening of the seven- times Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List, directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley 

Entrance to the event costs £2.50 and booking is advised. To reserve a seat telephone 01229 838592 or email:


* Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Visit:

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