Solihull marks Holocaust Memorial Day - The Solihull Observer

Solihull marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Solihull Editorial 28th Jan, 2019   0

SILHILLIANS stood shoulder to shoulder during a special service to remember those who were tragically murdered in the Holocaust.

Survivors, school children and community leaders including Solihull Mayor, Councillor Flo Nash, came together on Thursday (January 24) – Holocaust Memorial Day.

Lia Lesser, arrived in the UK as a child on the Kindertransport – an organised rescue effort for Jewish children to escape before the outbreak of the Second World War.

The internationally recognised day remembers both the survivors and deceased during the genocides of the Second World War and in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.

This event at Solihull Council marked both the 40th anniversary of the end of the Cambodian genocide and the 25th anniversary of the end of the Rwandan genocide.

This year’s theme was Torn From Home. It encouraged reflection on what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven out of, or wrenched from, their homes and the difficulties survivors face.


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