Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 – Events in Scotland

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 – Events in Scotland

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January is the day to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Organisations across Scotland will host events in memorial, including in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moray, Shetland, Stirling, Aberdeen, Falkirk, and online.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024: The Fragility of Freedom Concert

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland are hosting a special evening concert in partnership with Interfaith Scotland to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for 2024 is ‘The Fragility of Freedom’.

Book your ticket online 

Wednesday 24th January, 6 – 7pm, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 UK Ceremony: Curated Moments

Join the nation to watch curated moments from the Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 UK Ceremony before taking part in the Light the Darkness national moment at 8pm.

Register online

Saturday 27th January, 7.30pm, Online

Expelled! ‘Polenaktion’ Exhibition

Visit the Expelled! Polenaktion 1938 exhibition which documents the expulsion of 17,000 Jewish people from Germany to Poland.

This free exhibition organised by Edinburgh Inter Faith Association will available for public viewing at the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre in Bristo Square.

To request a group tour please contact elianaglaser1@gmail.com

Wednesday 24th January to Friday 2nd February, 10am – 4pm, Chaplaincy Auditorium at the University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre, Bristo Square, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Women’s Interfaith Group

Edinburgh Women’s Interfaith Group have invited women from different faiths to speak at their Holocaust Memorial Day event.

A member of Edinburgh Synagogue will talk about her family’s memories of the Holocaust. A member of Edinburgh Gurdwara will share her memories of the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre. Peace messages from Islam, Buddhism, and Christianity will also be shared, and the group will light candles together.

Saturday 27th January, Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh

Moray Interfaith

Moray Interfaith group are hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day event in Elgin Town hall.  Local faith leaders will light candles; the Lord Lieutenant of Moray will be in attendance and a Hidden Story of the Holocaust will be shared by a surviving relative.

Open to all. Contact wilfred@adventist.scot for more information.

Saturday 20th January, 2 – 4pm, Elgin Town Hall

Shetland Inter Faith

Shetland Inter Faith are hosting a civic commemoration to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, providing an opportunity to reflect and remember, including a presentation from pupils of a local primary school.

The event is organised by Shetland Inter Faith, with the support of the Lerwick branch club of the Royal British Legion Scotland, Shetland Islands Council, and local residents.

Contact david.marsh@shetland.org for further information

Friday 26th January, Lerwick Town Hall

Bake to Remember 

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities and the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre are hosting a Challah baking workshop to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

This will be an open drop-in session, and will include a tour of the Garnethill Synagogue and the archives.

Thursday 25th January, 4 – 7pm, Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow

Interfaith International 

In Stirling, Interfaith International have invited speakers from various faiths to speak about the Holocaust at a local event.

Contact petergill18@hotmail.com for more information

Sunday 21st January, 1 – 3pm, Stirling

Aberdeen’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Supported by Aberdeen Holocaust Memorial Committee, Aberdeen City Council and many local organisations, this event is an opportunity for us to come together to remember the victims and survivors of all genocides. The event is free, but booking is requested.

Book your ticket online

Friday 26th January (reception and recital from 11.45am, formal start at 12pm) Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, AB10 1FQ

HMD Book Discussion by Aberdeen Interfaith

Join Aberdeen Interfaith Group for a book discussion on Jane Haining ‘A Life of Love and Courage’ by Mary Miller. The author will join the discussion session as well as the minister from the church in Budapest.

Register for this event

Tuesday 23rd January, 7-9pm (via Zoom). Further information can be obtained from interfaithab@gmail.com

Falkirk’s Holocaust Memorial Day Event

Council Provost Robert Bissett is teaming up with Central Scotland Interfaith to mark the occasion with a short Act of Remembrance at 2pm in the Howgate Centre, to which all are invited to attend. Please gather at CSREC, close to the entrance to the new Poundland store before the start at 2pm.

Further information can be obtained from CSI’s secretary, Rev Andrew Sarle on 07743 726013 or by contacting csi@irenic.org.uk

Saturday 27th January, 2pm at CSREC, Howgate Centre, Falkirk