Paddington Station lit up purple for Holocaust Memorial Day

ON Saturday the 27th of January, Great Western Railway (GWR) and Network Rail (NR) lit up Paddington Station as part of a national moment to ‘Light the Darkness’ on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The London station was illuminated in purple light at 20:00 on Saturday 27 January as part of Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s (HMDT) campaign to ‘Light the Darkness’. Screens across the Great Western network displayed lit candles allowing rail colleagues and travellers the opportunity to join the national moment of thought and reflection as they worked and travelled.

HMDT encouraged 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 also displayed the official Holocaust Memorial Day candle on the following station screens across the Great Western network:

Didcot Parkway
Exeter St Davids

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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