Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at the Dolphin Centre

The Advertiser Series: The Holocaust will be remembered at ceremonies across the country on January 27 The Holocaust will be remembered at ceremonies across the country on January 27

A HOLOCAUST Memorial Day ceremony is taking place in the Darlington Dolphin Centre’s Central Hall on January 27.

The annual ceremony - the fourteenth held in the town - will commemorate the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, and remember those who suffered as a result of the Holocaust and recent genocides.

The theme for the event is ‘Journeys’, as a reminder that the Holocaust, and more recent genocides, can be characterised by ‘forced journeys’.

Many of these journeys ended in death: persecutors forcibly moved huge numbers of people – in trains, cattle trucks and on death marches.

The ceremony itself will include testimony, readings, music and prayer.

Bill Dixon, leader of Darlington Borough Council, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity to learn from the Holocaust and more recent genocides, and promote democracy and societies which respect and celebrate diversity.”

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony which starts at 1pm.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree