“Never again” were the two words promised when the horror and insane cruelty of the Holocaust was revealed to the world. It is vital that we remember those two words as the events of the Holocaust recede from living memory down the generations, and that history is not rewritten, and to ensure that the six million Jews murdered under the Nazi regime are not forgotten.
Separate from Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day has a broader purpose. Despite the promise made to the world, we have had multiple genocides across the globe. Bosnia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Rwanda and Sudan have all occurred since the Holocaust. With the persecution of the Uighurs threatening to become the latest failure to remember, it is more important than ever to be the light in the darkness.