The liberation of Auschwitz occurred on 27th January 1945, and this day is now commemorated each year with International Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). HMD remembers not just the millions of victims of the Nazis during World War II, but also the victims of later genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and Cambodia.
This year, Ruddington Parish Council will mark HMD with a special display in St Peter’s Rooms. This will be open from Sunday 21st January 2018 until Sunday 28th January 2018, during Parish Council office opening hours.
The theme for HMD 2018 is “The Power of Words,” so the display will consist of posters, poetry, booklets, photographs and cards detailing the tragedies of the holocaust. Booklets are available so you can take these important messages away with you.
Please come along to see our display. The exhibition’s aim is to honour the victims of genocide and enable people to reflect upon lessons learned in order to challenge hatred and persecution, and to prevent further atrocities. The display is suitable for children, so please bring them along too. We hope you’ll find it very worthwhile.
Councillor Paul Reedman