From London to Edinburgh and from Cardiff to Belfast, landmarks across the United Kingdom lit up in purple to mark the 2021 Holocaust Memorial Day in memory of victims of the Holocaust. 

The initiative was based on this year’s theme of Be The Light In The Darkness, and included dozens of locations across the uk, from Edinburgh Castle, Blackpool Tower, Wembley Stadium and Durham Castle, as well as billboards.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust said: “As with everything else, we’ve had to change how we mark Holocaust Memorial Day this year. Our priority was to keep contributors, especially Holocaust survivors, safe.

“We are so grateful to everyone who made HMD happen this year: the government, celebrity readers, landmarks and billboards that lit up in purple – and to people across the UK who put candles in their windows. It has enabled everyone – despite the pandemic – to learn from genocide for a better future’.” 

Take a look at some of the iconic venues that lit up in purple on 27 January for Holocaust Memorial Day:

London Eye

 

Edinburgh Castle

 

Blackpool Tower

 

City of Cardiff

 

Belfast City Hall

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Wembley Stadium

 

Liverpool

 

York

 

 

Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland

 

Natural History Museum, London

 

Imperial War Museum, London

Houses of Parliament, London

 

Durham

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BT Tower, London

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