Hyndburn Borough Council

Hyndburn Borough Council

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Holocaust Memorial Day

27 Jan 2015

On the 27 January, Hyndburn Council will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Location: The Council Chamber, Accrington Town Hall, Accrington

Cost: N/A

The theme this year is 'Keep the memory alive', coming as it does in a year that marks two important anniversaries, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

The Mayor, Councillor Munsif Dad, will be joined by faith representatives who will mark the occasion by lighting candles in memory of the 6 million people who lost their lives during the Holocaust and the 4 million people who have lost their lives in subsequent genocides. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Council Chamber in Accrington Town Hall at 1.00pm.

A plaque is also being installed in Accrington Town Hall to raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cllr Dad said, 'Holocaust Memorial Day gives us the vital opportunity to reflect on these memories of genocide while the survivors are still with us in order to leave a legacy for future generations and learn the lessons of their experiences.'  


Happening Today, 27th Jan 15

Holocaust Memorial Day

Location: The Council Chamber, Accrington Town Hall, Accrington

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: N/A

On the 27 January, Hyndburn Council will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

The theme this year is 'Keep the memory alive', coming as it does in a year that marks two important anniversaries, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

The Mayor, Councillor Munsif Dad, will be joined by faith representatives who will mark the occasion by lighting candles in memory of the 6 million people who lost their lives during the Holocaust and the 4 million people who have lost their lives in subsequent genocides. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in the Council Chamber in Accrington Town Hall at 1.00pm.

A plaque is also being installed in Accrington Town Hall to raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cllr Dad said, 'Holocaust Memorial Day gives us the vital opportunity to reflect on these memories of genocide while the survivors are still with us in order to leave a legacy for future generations and learn the lessons of their experiences.'  


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