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 the Parish Council is going to mark HMD with a display in the St Peter’s Rooms. The display will be available to view from Monday 21st January 2019 until Saturday 26th January 2019 during normal Parish opening hours. The theme this year is “Torn From Home”. It consists of posters, poetry, booklets, photographs and cards detailing these tragedies. Booklets are available so that you can take the message of HMD away with you and postcards are available to allow you to send a message to survivors of the Holocaust which we will pass on for you.
Please come along to see our display. The aim of the exhibition is to honour the victims of genocide and to enable people to reflect upon lessons learned in order to challenge hatred and persecution and to prevent further atrocities. It is suitable for children so please bring them along too. We hope that you will find it very worthwhile.