Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on: 9th January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is on 27 January and is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

On HMD we honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experiences to inform our lives today.

The Theme for HMD 2016 is Don’t Stand By

Cornwall Council, Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service with colleagues from Devon and Cornwall Police will be hosting a number of interactive days of activities to commemorate, educate and celebrate the survival of those individuals who have experienced genocide.  Attendees will learn of personal experiences of survivors and those who did not just stand by; explore the path to genocide; have the opportunity to leave a personal message and  learn how genocide is unfortunately still happening in the world today.

There will be events over three days in Cornwall each open between 10am and 2.30pmwith a candle lighting ceremony at 12 noon on each day:-

Tuesday 26 January at Dragon Leisure Centre, Bodmin, PL31 1DE
Wednesday 27 January at County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY
Thursday 28 January at Tolvaddon Community Fire Station, Camborne, TR14 1EQ

For further information and details please contact:-

Clare Hall-Davies, Corporate Equality and Diversity Advisor, Cornwall Council on 01872 324692 or chall-davies@cornwall.gov.uk