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Councils to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Join our virtual ceremony on Wednesday 26 January


Published Monday 24 January

We will be jointly hosting this year's Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony virtually with Renfrewshire Council on Wednesday 26 January.

While the pandemic continues to impact how we live, the annual event will be hosted virtually on the Council's social media channels.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is One Day; one day that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide.

The ceremony will feature a survivor's story, which will highlight the true horror of the Holocaust. There will also be music provided by East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire school pupils, a prayer and an opportunity to light a candle in your own home in memory of all those who were murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur

East Renfrewshire Provost, Councillor Jim Fletcher, said: 'We are home to Scotland's largest Jewish population and enjoy a wonderful relationship with the Jewish community, so marking Holocaust Memorial Day every year is something extremely important to all of us, even if we cannot do it in person this year. It is truly harrowing to listen to the survivor stories but it is only right that we listen to them, never forget what they went through and help to ensure that it never happens again. I would encourage you all to join us on Wednesday evening on our social media channels and remember what those who came before us went through.'

You can join our virtual memorial on Wednesday 26 January from 7pm on our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

Last modified on 31 January 2022