Published: Monday, 21st January 2019

Residents are invited to remember those who suffered during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides around the world at a commemoration ceremony as part of International Holocaust Memorial Day.

Hosted by the Mayor of Royal Greenwich Councillor Christine May, the service will take place on Monday 28 January in Woolwich Town Hall at 1.30pm. 

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. In addition to remembering the millions of victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity to remember the victims of the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. 

The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is 'torn from home' which encourages us to think about how the enforced loss of a safe place to call 'home' is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. It’s also encourages us to think about how we can support those escaping persecution today and who may be looking to make a new home in our own communities in Royal Greenwich.  

The event is free and open to all Royal Greenwich residents and will include a range of readings and songs by pupils from Mulgrave primary school.

To register for a place, email