Holocaust Memorial Day, held in January each year, is the international day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides. It aims to educate, commemorate and prompt action against discrimination and hatred in our communities today.
Merton's 2019 event
Merton's commemoration will take place on Tuesday 22 January from 7pm to 9pm in the council chamber at the Civic Centre in Morden. Members of the public are invited to attend this free event.
This year's theme is 'Torn from home' encourages audiences to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call 'home' is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. The evening will include a presentation from a guest speaker and contributions from local politicians, community representatives, religious leaders and Wimbledon Synagogue choir. The event will be led by Mayor of Merton, Councillor Mary Curtin.
An exhibition displaying information about the Holocaust and other genocides will be on display in the reception at the civic centre.
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website