Friday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day, an important opportunity for us all to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust. As the Holocaust moves from living history, to just history, it becomes ever more important that we take the time to remember the victims and also pay tribute to the survivors.
Last night I lit a candle at a Holocaust Memorial Day event at Lancaster Castle which happens each year. The small committee that organise this local event are looking for new people to join them. If you're interested please get in touch with me so I can make introductions.
I have signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledged my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people.
Friday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.