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Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

It is Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday 27th January and 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, 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 and music. The theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘Journeys’. 

 

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: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an occasion where we come together to remember the millions of victims of genocide and to consider the dangers of failing to tackle hatred or exclusion in 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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