‘The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021 was ‘Be the light in the Darkness’. This year we were encouraged to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.
In the bible it says that ‘For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body–whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free–and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Now the body is not made up of one part but of many.’
This scripture highlights the importance of equality. Our world is so divided, yet we can change that. Many people faced the horrors of genocide, and the effect that it brings. We are stronger together than divided. The world is always adapting and evolving, and we can be part of this change. There are several different ways that we can help, one including having more respect and tolerance of other people’s beliefs and views. Holocaust is a special day to reflect on our world. On the evening of Holocaust Memorial Day, a few De Lisle Students joined in with people all around the world by lighting a candle and putting it in our windows to show solidarity with those affected by genocide.
So, how can we ‘Be the light in the darkness?’
Katelyn – Year 7