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Council will #StandTogether on day of remembrance with Auschwitz-Birkenau exhibition

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is the international day to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

This year, Herefordshire Council will support Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s #StandTogether campaign with an exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

Millions of people were stripped of their humanity and murdered during the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution. Each person was unique, with their own interests, friends and family. The council will #StandTogether with thousands of others in remembrance with an exhibition of photos, testimonies and quotations from survivors which reflect the grim realities of the camp.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own - it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented. The values of the remembrance day also underpin the council’s ‘No Prejudice in Herefordshire’ campaign which respects diversity, promotes community cohesion and tackles hate crime.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau exhibition will be held at All Saints Church in Hereford from 24-27 January (excluding Sunday), 8am-4pm. The venue is accessible and entry is free of charge.

Published: Friday, 17th January 2020