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Commemorating the Holocaust

Published on Wednesday, 26th January 2022

The city’s key civic institutions will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in a virtual ceremony on Thursday 27 January 2022.

This is an annual event to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid, this event will not be taking place in person, but will be available to view on the day from 2pm here.

The service will feature a number of presentations and case studies, including powerful testimonies from survivors of genocide. Our speakers this year are Rabbi Roderick Young, and Dr Fiona Haworth, Associate Priest at St Peter Mancroft Church. Councillor Dr Kevin Maguire, the Lord Mayor of Norwich, will also make a speech reflecting upon the theme of this year’s event.

This year’s national commemoration theme is ‘One Day’. One Day that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to honour the survivors of these atrocities and use the lessons of their experience to challenge hatred and discrimination today.

To further commemorate the day, representatives of the Association of Jewish Refugees (AJR) will be planting a commemorative tree in Chapelfield Gardens. This is to honour the organisation’s 80th anniversary, as well as Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day

Find out more about the AJR

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