Holocaust victims remembered at memorial service - The Leamington Observer

Holocaust victims remembered at memorial service

Leamington Editorial 31st Jan, 2018   0

A CANDLELIT vigil in Warwick was organised by residents to reflect on Holocaust Memorial Day.

January 27 marked the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Thousands of commemorative events were held across the country, arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations, to remember victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

And among those were Mo Hooper and John Holland who organised the vigil in Warwick to honour those murdered and pay tribute to the survivors.

And Warwick and Leamington MP Matt Western who signed the Holocaust Book of Commitment, also joined the vigil.

He said: “We must never forget those who were murdered during the Holocaust, and we pay tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people today.

“Earlier in the week I signed pledging my commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day.

“The theme for this year’s commemorations was ‘the power of words’ and now more than ever we must demonstrate our continued commitment to remembering the victims of the Holocaust as well as challenging antisemitism, prejudice and bigotry in all its forms.”

A small commemoration event was also held earlier in the day by the High Bailiff and others from Court Leet who gathered to lay flowers. They were there for the public who turned up to bear witness and reflect.


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