Holocaust Memorial Day sees nations come together to remember the lives of the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust.

Although the day was created to remember those murdered in the Holocaust, organisers Holocaust Memorial Day Trust share that it is also for more recent genocides such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust said that the day is for everyone, sharing that "each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future."

Every year the day has a theme, with this year being Fragility of Freedom, which the trust says allows all to "reflect on how freedom is fragile and vulnerable to abuse."

Adding: "let’s pledge not to take our freedoms for granted, and consider what we can do to strengthen freedoms around the world."

You can find out more information on Holocaust Memorial Day via the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website. 

When is Holocaust Memorial Day?

The day is marked on the same day every year on January 27. 

The date is chosen to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

What is Holocaust Memorial Day?

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust says that the day is to encourage "remembrance in a world scarred by genocide." 

The day is important to remind the world that the "Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day."

They added: "Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all."