The 27th of January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust encourages remembering the six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of others killed under Nazi persecution, as well as in subsequent genocides such as in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
As ceremonies were held throughout the world, the Cardiff Stake in Wales took the opportunity to turn their Stake Centre purple in support of Holocaust Memorial Day.
At 8 pm on the 27th of January, members across the Stake lit candles and put them in their windows for the campaign “Light the Darkness”, to remember those who were murdered for who they were and to stand against prejudice and hatred today.
President Spragg, Stake President, said, “Jesus Christ taught that we should love one another, that we should care for each other, respect each other, no matter our nationality, colour or creed; it didn’t matter to the Saviour. He encourages us to love and support all our fellow brothers and sisters.”