Viewfinder: Commemorating Genocide Around the World

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The Reverend Canon Dr. Chris Collingwood, York Minster's Canon Chancellor, lights some of the 600 candles in the form of the Star of David set out on the floor during an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in the Chapter House at York Minster on January 24th, 2019, in York, England. The ceremony in the minster is one of many international events for Holocaust Memorial Day, held on January 27th. This date marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. The international theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is "Torn From Home," which encourages people to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call home is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which began in April of 1994, and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Cambodian genocide, which ended in 1979.

The Reverend Canon Dr. Chris Collingwood, York Minster's Canon Chancellor, lights some of the 600 candles in the form of the Star of David set out on the floor during an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in the Chapter House at York Minster on January 24th, 2019, in York, England. The ceremony in the minster is one of many international events for Holocaust Memorial Day, held on January 27th. This date marks the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945. The international theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is "Torn From Home," which encourages people to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call home is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, which began in April of 1994, and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Cambodian genocide, which ended in 1979.

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