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’.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
In Stirling, Interfaith International have invited speakers from various faiths to speak about the Holocaust at a local event.
Contact email@example.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.
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.
Tuesday 23rd January, 7-9pm (via Zoom). Further information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Saturday 27th January, 2pm at CSREC, Howgate Centre, Falkirk