Six for Six

Jan 30, 05:34 PM

Six candles are lit to pay tribute to the six million murdered during the Nazi Holocaust. The majority of those persecuted and murdered by the Nazis were Jews, so the candles represent the almost six million Jews killed; but also Nazis persecuted and killed the people they labelled as Gypseys (Roma & Sinti), People of Colour, Trade Unionists, and LGBT people, murdered because of their sexuality. 

Candles are symbolic to honour the victims of the genocides that have scarred the world in the past 100 years, and we light an additional seventh candle in Cambridge to show our compassion for refugees, for those without a safe home, for those persecuted as minorities, those victims of ongoing conflicts.