Holocaust Memorial Day Event 2020
Sunday 26th January
Redditch came together on Sunday 26th January to remember the millions murdered by genocide and to say with one voice, "Never Again". A packed audience attended the event held on Sunday morning at the Town Hall.
The event also marked the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and we had a moving talk by guest speaker and Holocaust Survivor Mindu Hornick MBE, who was deported to Auschwitz when she was 12 years old.
Mindhu escaped the gas chambers along with her sister by lying about her age and saying she could sew.
We also heard from Sergeant Major Saheed Khan about his experiences during conflict, had readings from St. Augustine's High School and Studley High School students, and singing from Redditch Gospel Choir and local Polish Youth Choir. There was also a dance performed by a young member of Redditch Kerala Cultural Association. Some of our local schools also displayed artwork they had created to commemorate the event.
The event was widely supported by a range of community groups.
Holocaust Memorial Day exists to help us to 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. It was on Monday January 27 this year.
More information about Holocaust Memorial Day: www.hmd.org.uk.