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Holocaust Memorial Day - The Borough Reflects

It is Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 27th January, and on Monday 28th January, in memory of the victims, Bedford Borough will carry out a multi-faith commemoration. The first part of the commemoration will take place around the Anne Frank Tree in Russell Park, between Pembroke and Bower Street, at midday, and will be conducted by Revd. Mike Fudger, co-Chair of Bedford Council of Faiths. 

 

After a short walk back to the Harpur Suite, a civic commemoration will then commence at 12.45pm, and will be conducted by Revd. Cassandra Howes, co-Chair of Bedford Council of Faiths. This part of the event will consist of readings, music and theatre. The theme for this years’ commemoration is ‘Communities Together – Build a Bridge’. 

 

Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day encourages people to reflect upon the terrible consequences of the persecution that led to the Holocaust.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “This event is always incredibly moving. It sees us all come together with shared compassion, no matter what our background and beliefs. It also provides us with a crucial opportunity to remind ourselves of the lessons that these tragedies teach us about the impact of intolerance and discrimination of any form.”

 

Revd Cass Howes, co-chair Bedford Council of Faiths, said: "It’s important that we remember and acknowledge the past but more important that we move on and work together to create a hopeful future”.

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