We are marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January by taking part in the Foundation Stones project. Students are painting stones to display at home or to send in to the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London, due to be built soon; the stones will then be included in the building of this new centre and is a fantastic opportunity for students to be involved.
The stones are an important symbol of remembrance for Jews as they often lay them at graves and memorial sites. It is with this in mind that our community is painting our stones with either messages of remembrance for those who suffered in the Holocaust or subsequent genocides, or with messages of love and hope for the future so that we can work together to eliminate prejudice.
There are further events that you can take part in from home this year. The UK Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony is being held online at 7pm on 27th January and you can register here
for free tickets
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is encouraging everyone to “be the light in the darkness” by lighting a candle and placing in your window (where safe to do so) at 8pm on Wednesday 27th January, you could then share this image on social media at 8.05 pm with the hashtag #LightTheDarkness.