This year is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz – a significant milestone and made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of holocaust survivors who are able to share their testimony.
2020 also marks the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia.
To mark this Holocaust Memorial Day services are this year being held under the theme of “Stand Together.”
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) encourages remembrance and promotes and Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) every January 27 to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.
In Ramsgate interfaith leaders will join this year’s ceremony and share readings from their own faith, whichever faith it might be. The aim is to uniye the community.
Ramsgate mayor Raushan Ara will be in attendance.
The service takes place on Monday, January 27, 2.30pm at the Salvation Army,167 High Street, Ramsgate, and all are welcome.