Holocaust Memorial Day
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY - THE BOROUGH
It is Holocaust Memorial Day
on Wednesday 27 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 11.45am.
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, Chair of Bedford Council of Faiths and Heather Bonner,
University of Bedfordshire Chaplaincy Assistant.
This part of the event will consist of
readings and music. The theme for this year’s commemoration is
‘Don’t Stand By’.
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: “Everyone is welcome to attend, as we stand 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. Cassandra Howes, Chair of the Bedford
Council of Faiths, said: "It is vital that we continue to remember
and reflect on the atrocities of the past, but also that we commit
ourselves to making sustainable change. Join us at this year’s
commemorations, make your pledge to be an active part of creating