Salam alaikum, peace be with you.
Welcome to today’s special Friday Reflections for Holocaust Memorial Day, when we learn about the past and take action for a better future.
On this day in 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp, was liberated. Approximately 1.1 million men, women and children were murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau, and over 90% of them were Jewish.
The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and the world said ‘never again’, but genocides have continued to take place.
Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to come together to remember all those affected by the Holocaust and more recent genocides, and to take action to protect those currently at risk of persecution. From educating ourselves to better understand those who we perceive as different, to reporting hate crime if we see it, there are actions we can and must take to make our communities safer.
Recorded live on 27th January 2023.