Holocaust Memorial Day - previous events

Each year, communities across the UK and around the world come together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and during more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

This annual commemoration takes place on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945.


  • A Family Holocaust Story - Marcus Garvey Library - 19 January 

A presentation of a family Holocaust story using eye-witness survivor testimony.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Flag Raising and Candle Lighting - The Memorial Garden, Bruce Castle Park - 20 January 

A candle lighting ceremony and commemorative reflection about the Holocaust at the Memorial Garden of Remembrance in Bruce Castle Park.

  • Jewish History Walking Tour of Tottenham - Bruce Castle Museum - 22 January 

Tottenham Heritage Walks with Bruce Castle Museum and Archive hosted a fascinating Jewish History Walking tour around Tottenham, including the the former High Cross synagogue of the Tottenham Hebrew Congregation, and the previous Jewish Home and Hospital on the High Road.

  • Mukacevo to Muswell Hill - The Story of Naomi Blake, sculptor and Holocaust survivor - Bruce Castle Museum - 26 January 

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, Bruce Castle Museum hosted sculptor and Holocaust survivor Naomi Blake - a Muswell Hill resident and graduate of the Hornsey School of Art, for a talk on her life and works.

  • Guided tour of the Anne Frank exhibition at Commerce House - Haringey Learning Partnership - 26 January  

Student ambassadors, who had been working with the Anne Frank Trust, took guests on a guided tour of the Anne Frank exhibition. 

  • Children's craft: The Butterfly Project - Hornsey Library - 27 January 

Holocaust victims were remembered and honoured by making beautiful butterflies to add to the Holocaust Memorial Mural.

  • Silent Cinema Film Screening (certificate 15) - Hornsey Library - 27 January 

Two screenings on Holocaust Memorial Day 2023 of the film Judgement at Nuremburg (cert. 15) – 1961,  which tells the story of an American court in 1948, which in occupied Germany, tries four Nazis for war crimes.

  • Haringey Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Event - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium - 29 January 

The Haringey Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Event included speeches from local MPs, the Mayor of Haringey, the Leader of the council, councillors and a Holocaust survivor.

  • Exploring Jewish Heritage Through Art, Design and Crafts Made in Haringey - Bruce Castle Museum - 30 January

A look at stories and artworks from the collections at Bruce Castle Museum and Archive, Curator Deborah Hedgecock explored local Jewish history through the eyes of artists, photographers, makers and designers who lived and worked in Haringey.

  • Holocaust Memorial Day Presentation by Gloria Silver (15+) - Hornsey Library - 31 January 

Gloria Silver discussed the moving story of her father, Tony Chuwen’s experiences of the Holocaust.






Page last updated:

February 1, 2023