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Holocaust Memorial Day events in Preston

Posted on - 26th January, 2015 - 12:59pm | Author - | Posted in - City Centre, Events, History, Preston City Centre

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 Jan 2015

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Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people murdered or whose lives changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

There are 3 main events held in locations across the city centre to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Preston Minster: 11.00am – 12.00pm

A service will be held to honour Holocaust Memorial Day featuring the Company of Voices and Cardinal Newman Dance Academy, along with readings from members of Preston’s communities. There will also be an opportunity to light a candle of reflection to remember those who have lost their lives and those who have survived genocide.

Harris Museum: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Visit the Harris café and play your part in learning lessons from the past and creating a safer, better future. You will be able to pick up information booklets, watch a series of short films about worldwide genocide and take a sticker to wear to show your support.

Lancashire County Hall 9.30am – 12.30pm

Everyone is welcome to join us in this commemoration event and help us in keeping the memory alive.
The event starts with refreshments, registration and networking. County Councillor Marcus Johnstone will open the event. The event includes;

  • Young ambassadors from schools and colleges will talk about work they have produced on Holocaust projects around Auschwitz
  • Stephen Breuer, Holocaust survivor will be sharing his experiences and
  • short film raising awareness and provoking reflection

This once in a lifetime event that will remind us never to forget what happened.

Programme:

09.30am Registration and Market Place
10.00am Welcome (CC Marcus Johnstone)
10.10am Stanley Henig – Prayer/reading
10.20am Introductory Film
10.35am HMD Ambassadors
11.15am Break – Market Place
11.30am Stephen Breuer – “Experiencing the Holocaust”
12.00pm Holocaust story and reflection
12.15pm Close (CC Marcus Johnstone)

Booking

The event is free but booking is mandatory.

To book; Email: Julie.Parker@lancashire.gov.uk

Will you be going to any of the events on Tuesday? Let us know in the comments below.

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