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This year's Holocaust Memorial Day event will be held on Sunday 26th January to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  

The schedule of events sees the procession leave the Town Hall Council Chamber at 9.30am and return there for the talk and more from 10am. Here’s the itinerary:

  • 9am Attendees to congregate at the Town Hall
  • 9.30am Procession to the Holocaust Marker for lighting of the candle
  • 10am Event at the Town Hall with performances by Redditch Community Gospel Choir, Redditch Kerala Cultural Association, Redditch Polish Youth School choir and readings by a number of invited guests.
  • 11am Talk and Q&A by Holocaust survivor Mindu Hornick – an inspirational Grandmother who survived the horrors of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Mindu was awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year Honours List.
  • Followed by refreshments.

Here's our events page for it.

Cllr Matt Dormer Leader of Redditch Borough Council, said: “Through Holocaust Memorial Day we stand together as a community to honour the memory of victims of genocide across the world. 75 years on, it is important we continue to remember, recognise and learn from such atrocities.

“All are welcome to attend and on behalf of the council I’d like to thank all the partners from across Redditch who are involved in the event, particularly our speaker for this year, Auschwitz survivor Mindu Hornick. We will continue to listen and learn from the past to ensure that we do not allow such things to occur again.”

Holocaust Memorial Day exists to help us honour the memory of all victims of genocide and atrocity in the world and to strive to ensure that we do not allow such things to occur again.

Holocaust Memorial Day itself is on Monday January 27. For more information about the international campaign visit www.hmd.org.uk.