Eastbourne To Honour Holocaust Memorial Day

Monday 16th January 2017

eastbourne buzz news - Auschwitz Bill Hunt

Eastbourne’s Faiths Forum is holding an event in support of the national Holocaust Memorial Day.  This year’s chosen theme is “How can life go on” and asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. 

The occasion will be purposeful to people living in Eastbourne today, whilst at the same time remembering those who suffered in The Holocaust under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Carolyn Heaps, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Faiths Champion, said, ‘‘It is really important to remember the past to ensure that the horrendous crimes, discrimination and victimisation committed during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides are neither forgotten nor repeated.  Every member of the community is welcome to attend this event.”

The event will to take place at 7pm on Thursday (26 January) at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road.  It will include an opening speech by The Mayor of Eastbourne, Councillor Pat Hearn; a presentation by Dorit Oliver-Wolff, Holocaust Survivor and author; information about the current refugee crisis; a performance by Come All Nations Choir and The International Voice Orchestra; various readings; and a closing speech by Eastbourne’s MP, Caroline Ansell.

You do not need to book a place.  If you would like more information, please email equality@eastbourne.gov.uk  or call 01323 415694.


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