City to host Holocaust Memorial Day
MEMBERS of the public can gather at City Hall to remember the atrocities of the Holocaust tomorrow.
The Holocaust Memorial Day, hosted by Bristol City Council, is free and open to all to remember the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
Bristol Mayor George Ferguson will be opening the event with a few words about the importance of memory and of building bridges. Readings from students from Bristol Cathedral Choir School will then be followed by a short, hard-hitting video called 'Lessons Learned?'
The event will also showcase how groups around the city are working together and have built bridges.
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Members of the audience will be invited to join in their choice of five mini-workshops being offered by members of the HMD Steering Group and local community groups.
At the end of the event, workshop leaders, councillors and members of the public will be invited to light a candle during a short ceremony of remembrance and reflection.
Holocaust Memorial Day first took place in the UK in 2001. It takes place on January 27 each year, the date of liberation of the Auschwitz.
This year the event takes place on Thursday, January 24 between 2pm and 5pm.