A MEMORIAL service to commemorate the 66th anniversary of National Holocaust Memorial Day will be taking place on Thursday January 27, from 11-11:30am in Library Square, Solihull.
The internationally recognised day honours both the survivors and those who died during the genocides of World War II and more recently in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.
The day falls on the anniversary of the liberation of the largest Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ian Courts, will open the service and prayers will be led by Rabbi Yehuda Pink. A local Holocaust survivor, Magda Bloom, will also be taking part in the service.
Coun Courts said: “Although this day is to remember the horrors of the past, we must not be naive in thinking that such atrocities may not take place again or that man’s inhumanity to man is not even happening today. We have a responsibility to remember those who were persecuted and murdered throughout the genocides.
For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day visit www.hmd.org.uk.