Havering to honour victims of the Holocaust

Image to the entrance at Auschwitz-Birkenau
The gates, railway, and tower at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Published: Friday, 13 January 2017

Residents in Havering will be able to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at a special service in Romford it was announced today.

It will be held at the Holocaust War Memorial in Coronation Gardens, Main Road, on Sunday 22 January 2017 from 2pm.

Councillor Philippa Crowder, Mayor of Havering, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to pause to remember the millions of victims of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

“Holocaust Memorial Day is an extremely important and emotional event – and it really emphasises the need to take every opportunity we are given to end discrimination and build bridges with people from all backgrounds. I hope others take the chance to pay their respect to those who have suffered unfair persecution and genocide over the years.”

HMD 2017 focuses on the aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides. It asks how life can go on, and urges us all to think about our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime.

National Holocaust Memorial Day is on Friday 27 January.