Published January 27, 2020 at 10:42
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place today and is a chance for people across the world to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Marking the day, Council leader Alyson Barnes said:
Today we pay tribute to all the victims of the murderous Nazi regime, where all the institutions of state were geared towards the extermination of Jewish men, women and children and other deemed unworthy of life. We also pay tribute to those victims of more recent genocides.
Today reminds us of the awful consequences of letting hatred go unchecked. If we allow hatred and prejudice to take hold and fester, it will eventually lead to dark and deadly places.
This year’s theme is standing together. It is an notion which I believe our borough strongly supports. We do stand together. We all have a responsibility to say no to hatred, to say never again and prejudice and reject it in all its forms.