Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

National Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked on Thursday, 27 January in Liverpool with a digital commemoration available below to watch and mark the occasion safely from home.

The service includes an Act of Commitment from the Rector of Liverpool, the Reverend Canon Dr Crispin Pailing, music from King David High School as well as testimony from Dr John Goldsmith, who fled Nazi persecution in Germany in 1933 with his mother, arriving in the UK in 1937.

There will also be an Act of Collective Worship from Alsop High School, in the form of a short film featuring the testimony of Auschwitz survivor Zigi Shipper, BEM. The film will be shared with partner primary schools, as part of the Alsop “Together We Can” initiative.

Holocaust Memorial Day is held on 27 January each year, marking the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau as well as serving as an act of remembrance for all victims of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur

A word of warning – this short film contains graphic images of the holocaust, which are distressing.

The full film will be available on this page from 10.00am on Thursday 27 January 2022 below.


Alsop High School Film Feature

Alsop High School have a partnership with Holocaust Educational Trust as part of their Lessons from Auschwitz Project, and Mr Shipper, an Auschwitz survivor, usually travels to Liverpool to deliver his Auschwitz Survivor testimony.

Paul Masher, head teacher of Alsop High School, said:

“It is a great honour for Alsop students to be invited to lead the Liverpool City Council Civic Service for Holocaust Memorial Day.

“We hope that the short film which includes the inspirational Auschwitz survivor testimony of Mr Zigi Shipper, BEM, will encourage young people to learn more about the past, to empathise with others and collectively to take action, to create a better future.”