Brent Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2018 - The Power of Words

Thursday 25 January 2018, 7pm to 8.30pm, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ

HMD Power of Words logoBrent Council is to recognise, commemorate and show respect for all victims of genocide on Thursday 25 January 2018 with a programme at Brent Civic Centre from 7pm to 8.30pm. Light refreshments will be available at 6.45pm.

The programme will begin with a candle lighting ceremony to remember the victims of the Holocaust and genocide survivors around the world including Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘THE POWER OF WORDS: words can make a massive difference – both for good and evil.

The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed persecution to take place and did not speak out. We aim to remember victims of the Holocaust and other genocide survivors with real life survival stories of what happened in the past in order to prevent it happening again in the future. We will also talk about the steps of genocide and how this builds up to a climate of fear and hatred against particular members of society.

Please join us for an evening of reflection with speakers and communities who have been affected by the Holocaust and other Genocides around the world including Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda. The programme will also include poetry, music, Holocaust survivor speaker, choir and refreshments.

This free event is open to everyone and registration in advance is not necessary.

Take a look back 

See some memories of 2017's moving event.

Also, Holocaust survivor, Leslie Rubner, Brent resident, speaks in detail about his personal journey.