January 09 already starting to fill up? If you can, do come along on 27th January to the Arts Centre at 1pm, where Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked in the Borough.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemorates the tragic loss of life in the genocides of World War II, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. HMD is held on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Berkenau.
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) exists so that we learn the lessons of the past to build a better future now. You can see their website here.
On the front page this month is a piece on Kristallnacht, which took place in Nazi Germany over a two-day period in November 70 years ago. The translations of eye-witness accounts are chilling, and an important reminder as to where the politics of race hate lead.
Fittingly, the theme of this year's ceremony will be "Stand up to Hatred".