Act of Remembrance - National Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on 22nd January 2014

Members of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation, Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community and Cheltenham Borough Council have organised an act of remembrance for National Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event, open to all, will take place at 6.30pm in the council chamber (Municipal Offices, Cheltenham Promenade) on Monday 27 January - the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.

It will provide an opportunity for everyone to hear about the lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and how they can apply to the present day to create a safer, better future.

After the Act of Remembrance there will be tea and coffee and the opportunity to look at an exhibition of displays and artefacts relating to the theme of the day.

Tanya Stacey, Strategy and Engagement Assistant from Cheltenham Borough Council, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with such a passionate and caring group of people. Everyone has put so much time and effort into planning and organising such an important and needed event. I would encourage anyone to come along and hear how lessons from this poignant event in history can be applied to how we live our lives today.”

A representative from both Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation and the Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community, added: “National Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity for us to show respect for the victims of persecution and genocide. We want to ensure that everyone is aware of how these dreadful crimes come about and to ensure that people will be vigilant for, and intolerant of, discrimination, stereotyping and victimization.”

For more information or to RSVP please contact Tanya Stacey on 01242 775205 or email tanya.stacey@www.cheltenham.gov.uk




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