All of Redditch invited to join Holocaust Memorial Day event - The Redditch Standard

All of Redditch invited to join Holocaust Memorial Day event

Redditch Editorial 18th Jan, 2022 Updated: 18th Jan, 2022   0

PEOPLE in Redditch are being invited to take part in an event to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust and genocides worldwide.

Residents can make their own contributions to this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations on Saturday, January 29, by bringing decorated rocks to go on the Holocaust Marker on Church Green, alongside the town’s ‘Redditch Rocks’ group.

Decorated rocks can be put at the Town Hall by next Saturday morning to become part of the memorial event that’s scheduled for 10.30am that day, after which people will be invited to take one and give it a new home elsewhere.

“We’ve been delighted by the response of the community to our invitation to come and get involved with Redditch’s Holocaust Memorial Day,” said Councillor Peter Fleming, chair of the Holocaust Memorial Steering Group at Redditch Borough Council.

“We’ve seen some great work from local schoolchildren around this year’s theme of ‘one day’ and I’m sure it will inspire some great creativity on the rocks too.

“It’s good to have something that everyone can take part in, and it’ll be a visible symbol of Redditch once again marking this important day.”

Anyone can attend the Holocaust Memorial Day event which starts at 10.30am.

It will see a short procession from the Town Hall to the marker for readings including one from the Mayor, Councillor Gareth Prosser, and MP for Redditch Rachel Maclean.

It’s expected to finish at 11am.

Coun Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved in organising this year’s events as we once again come together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.”

Holocaust Memorial Day honours the memory of all victims of genocide and atrocities in the world and to strive to ensure they never happen again.

It remembers the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of others killed through Nazi persecution as well as those who died in genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

This year’s ‘one day’ theme asks us to think about what one day in history can teach us, and to imagine one day in a future without genocide.


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