Information Meeting on behalf of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Council of Christians and Jews.
On or around January 27th every year (the date of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp) we celebrate Holocaust Memorial Day, this year marking the seventy fifth anniversary of the liberation. We remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all. Holocaust Memorial Day is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future. We know they learn more, empathise more and do more. Together we bear witness for those who endured genocide, and honour the survivors and all those whose lives were changed beyond recognition.
At the meeting we will share the latest resources, discuss the theme for 2020 – Stand Together,briefly consider Jewish and Christian perspectives on Holocaust Remembrance and consider how best to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in our own communities.
There will be tea and coffee to begin and a sandwich lunch at the end.
To help with the organisation of the meeting please contact Fr. Jeremy Howard to confirm numbers of people attending and for any further information.