Murad joined thousands of people across the country remembering those murdered during genocide by commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January.
HMD, is the time for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur
On HMD we honour the survivors of these genocides and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experiences to build a safer, better future. With atrocities still being committed across the globe – and discrimination, hatred and prejudice still scarring communities in the UK – the need to learn from the past is clear.
The theme for HMD 2014 is Journeys – we can learn how journeys themselves became part of genocide, and how the journeys undertaken were often experiences of persecution and terror for so many people who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides.
Murad has ‘taken a step’ for HMD by making an online pledge, and is encouraging Londoners to do the same by visiting hmd.org.uk. You can share the story of a survivor, pledge to light a candle or attend an HMD activity, or pledge something else that is individual to you.