Published on 6th January 2022

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Online event - An act of remembrance for those who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, will be held online on Thursday 27 January at 6.30pm.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Members of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation, Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community and Cheltenham Borough Council invite you to join them online for the 2022 act of remembrance.

The evening will be led by Dame Janet Trotter and will include prayers and readings (both in English and Hebrew), guest speakers, music, and reflections.

The theme for HMD 2022 is ‘One Day'. It encourages everyone to reflect on how One Day can change everything; One Day in history, One Day to remember, One Day at a time, One Day in the future. For those who suffered for days, weeks, months, years focussing on just One Day is a starting point, a way in for us to learn more about what happened during the Holocaust and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

To register for the event and reserve your space please visit Zoom link.

Jennifer Silverston from the Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation said: “Determined to oppose hate, prejudice and victimisation, we come together on Holocaust Memorial Day.  May we honour the memory of those who suffered and those who died by challenging discrimination. We hope for a better future, that One Day everyone will be able to enjoy justice, peace and harmony.”

Natalie Towle, Chair of Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community added: “This event will be different in one way in that, like last year, we will be meeting virtually, but in every other way it remains the same- a time to reflect on the atrocities of the past and to renew our endeavours to challenge stereotyping, reject discrimination and encourage diversity.”

Rowena Hay, Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council said: “After another turbulent year we are pleased to be able to bring this remembrance event online once more, in order that we can continue working together with the Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation and Three Counties Liberal Jewish Community to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Cheltenham and to remember all of the genocides that have impacted on our communities.”

Everyone is welcome to attend but please reserve your space on Zoom here.

For further information about the event please contact Louise Forey, Cheltenham Borough Council, 01242 264297, email CommunityServices@cheltenham.gov.uk


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