‘Be a light in the darkness’ is the theme for 2021’s annual Holocaust memorial day. Holocaust memorial events take place around January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Camp in 1945. Due to Covid restrictions, the Department for Interreligious Relations are unable to hold the usual annual events. However, an online commemoration will be available from 25th January on the diocesan website, www.rcdhn.org.uk This will include a testimony given by Anita Lasker Wallfisch, who is a survivor of the infamous Auschwitz orchestra. Contributions have also been given by members of The United Hebrew Congregation Synagogue in Newcastle, and Anita’s grandson Simon, a renowned cellist.