Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January: Newport bears witness

Posted on Wednesday 19th January 2022

Newport City Council will join people around the world to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

The Civic Centre clock tower is due to be lit in purple and the Holocaust flag will fly outside the building.

Councillor Jane Mudd, Leader of Newport City Council, said: "We will again be supporting Holocaust Memorial Day which this year has the theme 'one day'.

"We come together on 'one day' to remember all the victims of genocides round the world. Sadly, the murder of millions of people in the Holocaust was followed by other tragedies such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

"We bear witness to those who died and also those who survived but whose lives were changed forever as a result of what they experienced.

"We share the hope that one day there will be no more genocides, that people will learn from the lessons of the past and we build a better and safer future for all by speaking out again prejudice, injustice and cruelty to others.

"Holocaust Memorial Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our communities.

"I'm proud that we will again be "lighting the darkness" by lighting up the clock tower. I hope people will join the national commemoration and put a candle safely in a window at 8pm on 27 January."

The UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 will be streamed online on Thursday 27 January at 7pm. Find out how to register to watch at

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