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Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at immediate risk of genocide.

The theme for 2023’s Holocaust Memorial Day is Ordinary People. Ordinary people were perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses – and ordinary people were victims.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Paul Miller, accompanied by the Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor John Izett, will be laying a wreath at the War Memorial on Friday 27 January 2023 to acknowledge Holocaust Memorial Day on behalf of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.

At 10am, a bugler will sound to mark the observance of one minute’s silence after which, the welcome and address to be taken by the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend Canon Linda Scard.

The short service will finish at approximately 10.15am.

All are welcome to join the Memorial Service, uniting with others in our communities to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.

For further information about Holocaust Memorial Day, please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s website

Where and when

Civic Campus
London Road
RG21 4AH

Friday 27 January 2023 at 10am

Who can attend

All welcome. As this is an outside event, please dress according to the weather on the day.


There will no parking available on the Civic campus – use town centre car parks.
View a map of car parks in the town centre

Filming and photography will take place.

Contact details

Mayoral Events Coordinator

Contact us

  • Contact us online
  • 01256 844844
  • Civic Offices
    London Road
    RG21 4AH
  • Opening hours
    Monday to Friday
    8.30am to 4.30pm