Join us in Remembrance on Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on 22nd January 2020

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We invite local people to join us for an act of remembrance to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) at the Cheltenham Borough Council Chambers on Monday 27 January 2020 at 6.30pm.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and a special display of memorial flames artwork created by local groups will be on show to mark this significant anniversary and link to the national theme for 2020 ‘Stand Together’.

The HMD evening event will be led by Dame Janet Trotter and the exhibition will be curated by Dr Steven Blake. Representatives from the council and members of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation and Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community will be attending and Cheltenham Ladies College will also be performing a flute ensemble on the evening. The event is open to all and tea, coffee and cake will be served.

Louise Forey participation and engagement team leader said: “This event will recognise the importance of stopping to reflect on the consequences of prejudice and hatred, and in doing so we remember the lives lost in the Holocaust ensuring they are not forgotten.”

Jennifer Silverston, chair of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation said: “Everyone is welcome to this event. It is an opportunity to remember, reflect and learn from the lessons of history. We will appreciate the ‘Stand Together’ community artwork and continue to challenge and reject prejudice, hate and victimisation.”

For further information about the event please contact Louise Forey, CommunityServices@cheltenham.gov.uk


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