Premier League clubs promote #LightTheDarkness on Holocaust Memorial Day
If you can, light a candle and place it in your window at 8pm tonight
January 27th is Holocaust Memorial Day, and on this day people all over the world 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.
On this day, Premier League clubs have come together to promote this year's theme - Light The Darkness - and encourage supporters to light a candle at 8pm this evening, and place it safely in a window to remember those lost, and to stand against prejudice in the world today.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 27, 2021
We are proud to take part in the #LightTheDarkness national moment today.
On #HolocaustMemorialDay, light a candle and safely place it in your window at 8pm on 27 January.
To remember, and to stand against prejudice in the world today. @HMD_UK https://t.co/WbnHQ9xZAQ
— Manchester City (@ManCity) January 27, 2021
Today on #NationalHolocaustDay we remember the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust.
We’ll be paying tribute to the Jewish athletes that lost their lives before the start of tonight’s game.@WorldJewishCong #WeRemember 🕯️ pic.twitter.com/5bbsdZqIaQ
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 27, 2021
Today is #HolocaustMemorialDay
At 8pm, people across the nation will be lighting a candle and placing it in their windows to remember those who lost their lives and to take a stand against the prejudice that still exists in the world today. #LightTheDarkness ⚪️ @HMD_UK pic.twitter.com/Z3ZFdPPBmo
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2021
We’re delighted to have worked with @premierleague football clubs for #HolocaustMemorialDay 2021.
Footballers are calling on the nation to #LightTheDarkness.
At 8pm tonight, light a candle and safely place it in your window to mark the day.
— Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (@HMD_UK) January 27, 2021
With every passing year, the number of people who survived the Holocaust and can tell their stories first hand is dwindling, and now more than ever it is vital that we can continue to tell their stories, to ensure that such atrocities never happen again.
So, if you can, join Light The Darkness at 8pm this evening, to stand against prejudice and remember those who suffered and those who were lost.
For Holocaust Memorial Day, JOE spoke to a number of survivors of the Holocaust, who recalled their experiences in the hope that others may be educated as a result.
One such survivor is Hannah Lewis MBE, you can watch her speak of her experiences below:
'Somebody yelled an order and they began to shoot.'
Hannah Lewis MBE, Holocaust survivor and HMDT Trustee, speaks powerfully of the moment her mother was murdered, in this interview with @JOE_co_uk. https://t.co/EOYlJVKzp4
— Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (@HMD_UK) January 26, 2021