The day when the victims of genocides the world over are especially remembered, Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on Wednesday 27 January, and it will again be marked in Swindon.

HMD 2021 marks 76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945 and 2021 is also the 76th anniversary of V-E Day, the end of the Second World War.

Due to Covid19 restrictions, there will be no live ceremony by the Cenotaph. At 12 noon on Wednesday 27th January there will be a short ceremony via Zoom online for Swindon.

Attendance is by invitation only. Anyone with sincere and authentic interest in marking this day is welcome to join the online ceremony. To receive an invitation, link, and password, please contact

Further information, and a more national perspective, about Holocaust Memorial Day, can be found on the internet, at