Network Rail and Great Western Railway to ‘Light the Darkness’ on Holocaust Memorial Day: Paddington Station on Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2023

Friday 26 Jan 2024

Network Rail and Great Western Railway to ‘Light the Darkness’ on Holocaust Memorial Day

Region & Route:
Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western

Network Rail and Great Western Railway will light up Paddington Station tomorrow as part of a national moment to ‘Light the Darkness’ on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The London station will be illuminated in purple light at 2000 on Saturday 27 January as part of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s (HMDT) campaign to ‘Light the Darkness’. Screens across the Great Western network will display lit candles allowing rail colleagues and travellers the opportunity to join the national moment of thought and reflection as they work and travel.

HMDT encourages people across the United Kingdom to join in the national moment by safely displaying a lit candle in their windows, to remember and show their support for those impacted by all forms of hatred and persecution.

GWR will also display the official Holocaust Memorial Day candle on the following station screens across the Great Western network:

  • Bridgwater
  • Didcot Parkway
  • Exeter St Davids
  • Maidenhead
  • Oxford
  • Reading
  • Slough
  • Swindon
  • Taunton
  • Westbury

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on January 27th, falling on the anniversary of the of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, in 1945.

People can become part of the conversation about ‘Light the Darkness’ online by sharing a photo of their candle and tagging HMDT on Twitter (@HMD_UK), Facebook (HMD.UK) or Instagram (@holocaustmemorialdaytrust), and by using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay and #LightTheDarkness.

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