Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2023: Ordinary People
Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27th 2023 encourages remembrance in a world scarred by genocide.
The international day remembers the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The theme for 2023 is Ordinary People.
To mark the occasion, we've put together a small collection of poems in memorial, in protest, reflecting or looking forward, poems that lament but also inspire that tie in with the theme of Ordinary People: perpetrators as ordinary people, persecuted people as ordinary people, rescuers as ordinary people, and ordinary people as bystanders.
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