Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January encourages remembrance of genocide across the world.
It helps us all to remember our world which has been scarred by genocide and as a council we will supporting Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January by lighting the Civic Offices in Epping, in purple.
Hatred must be challenged
Councillor Mary Sartin, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council said:
Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution. It also reminds us of those lost during the more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica and Darfur.
We must also take this opportunity to remind ourselves of the ongoing conflict that continues today in Ukraine.
Such conflicts threaten the fabric of our civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world feels fragile, and we can never become complacent. Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all daily.
HMD 2023: Ordinary People
Ordinary People is the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day because ordinary people were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust.
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