Leicestershire County Council commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Posted: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:26

Leicestershire County Council is hosting a public event in Framland Room, County Hall, on Monday 27 January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

This is an international day of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust and all other genocides. Every year, people from across the UK come together in civic halls, public spaces, libraries, cinemas, workplaces, schools and universities to remember and reflect on an annual theme. This year's theme is 'Stand together'.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the exact seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination and concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945.

It is also a time for remembering the destruction of individuals and communities and the impact on survivors and others of all genocides including those in Cambidia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur and elsewhere, as well as being an occasion to affirm our commitment to tackling prejudice, racism and discrimination in all its forms in the present day.

Booking is not required for the event, which starts at 1pm. However if anyone has any special requirements, or would like any further information please contact Andrew Jeffreys on 0116 305 5501 or andrew.jeffreys@leics.gov.uk.

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