Durham Cathedral lit up purple for Holocaust Memorial Day


This evening Durham Cathedral joined over 30 landmarks across the country in remembering the victims of the Holocaust. The date, the 27th January, marks the anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz in 1945.

Other landmarks, including Wembley Stadium and Battersea Power Station, will also be participating in the event, inspired by the theme “be the light in the darkness” chosen by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. Durham Castle was also lit by purple lights by University College.

The Trust invited people to put candles in their windows at 8pm to add to the occasion. Additionally, you can post a photo of a candle on social media, with the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.

The University has promoted several events this week linked to Holocaust Memorial Day, including a talk from Durham University Jewish Society on Tuesday and an online panel on Thursday discussing Standing Against Genocide, featuring Ruth Barnett MBE, a Holocaust survivor. More information and the registration link can be found here.


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