Holocaust Memorial Day

Published: 21 January 2019

Communities in Redbridge will come together to remember the millions murdered during the Holocaust and other genocides.

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemorative event will be held at Valentines Park in Ilford at 11am on Monday 28 January.

All are welcome to join the ceremony to pay their respects.

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 is ‘Torn from Home’, with the event also marking the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda, which started in April 1994.

Join us as we commemorate those who had lost their lives and think of their loved ones.

There will be opening and closing remarks from the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara and a speech by Council Leader, Cllr Jas Athwal.

The service will also include prayers read by Rabbi Sufrin of Chabad Lubavitch and Rabbi Hyman of Ilford Synagogue, songs by local choirs and readings from students of Redbridge schools.

Faith leaders will lay wreaths and tokens at the Holocaust Memorial Stone.

The Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara said: “We are inviting all faiths to come together to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, to  commemorate victims of the Holocaust and to reflect upon those affected by more recent genocides.   It is important to remember the past to remind ourselves never to allow this to happen again. Everyone is welcome to attend as we unite as a community at this time.”

 

Holocaust Memorial Gardens
Valentines Park
Cranbrook Road
Ilford
IG1 4UA

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