Brent Remembers: Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2020
22 January 2020
Speakers told real life stories of surviving genocide at an event yesterday (21 January) to mark Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2020 and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In keeping with this years’ theme, ‘Stand Together’, residents of all backgrounds and communities united to remember those who have been affected by the Holocaust and other genocides around the world, including Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda.
The event took place at Brent Civic Centre, where a memorial candle lighting ceremony was held, before moving performances by The JFS School Choir and London Cantorial Singers.
Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council said: “Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day shows the importance of a united front against hatred and oppression of others. We are strong together in the face of those who try to divide and destroy communities.
“As we remember and reflect on those who have been tragically killed in genocides around the world, it is a time to think about how we can stop these tragedies from happening again.”