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Birmingham City Council

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

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Birmingham will be commemorating National Holocaust Memorial Day on 26th January and this year the theme is JOURNEYS

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions as well as other worldwide genocides and as such provides a significant opportunity to learn lessons and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future. This year’s theme encourages people to honour those communities which were destroyed in the Holocaust under Nazi persecutions and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The programme includes individual testimony, candle lighting, film, poems, prayers, and music.

The event will be held in Birmingham’s Town Hall, and is free. Doors open at 1.30pm, when members of the public will be invited to light a candle.

Holocaust Memorial Day is organised in conjunction with community organisations by Birmingham City Council. For more information call 0121 303 3008.

www.hmd.org.uk

For recommended reading commemorating the Holocaust - Holocaust Memorial Trust information and useful resources.

Travel to Birmingham city centre:

Useful city centre parking information.

To plan your journey by public transport call 0870 608 2608 or visit Network West Midlands