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Holocaust Memorial Day

Today I had the opportunity to join with other Civic and Religious Leaders as we stood together in unity, and more importantly in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany and also other atrocities in places such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Our District’s strong connections with Rwanda, and my own visits to the country bear on my mind today as part of this remembrance.

Today is significantly important as it marks the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where over 1 million people died, 90% of whom were Jews.

After leaving the War Memorial we headed to the Civic Centre and perhaps the picture below shows the message that we as faith communities have to bring.

Civic Centre Banner