The atrocities of the Holocaust and the courage of those who have spoken out against persecution will be remembered at a multi-faith service in the Tower Gardens and King’s Lynn at noon on Sunday January 27.
Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust encourages people to reflect on the terrible consequences of the persecution that led to the Holocaust, remember the victims of this atrocity and more recent genocides and to learn the lessons that these tragedies have to teach us about the impact of intolerance and discrimination of any form. The day helps to provide a platform to promote understanding of the fundamental human rights that were adopted as a response to the Holocaust and provides an opportunity to celebrate the strength and resilience of the human spirit.
The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is Communities Together: Build a Bridge. Communities are encoruaged to celebrate difference, promote respect for all, and take inspiration from the strength of those who have stood up to persecution in the past, in doing so it is hoped that together we can create a safer, better future.
In King’s Lynn, the mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Wareham and Council Leader, Cllr Nick Daubney, will be joined by the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Reverend Jonathan Meyrick to mark the day at a ceremony. Representatives of a number of groups and organisations, including the Jewish and Muslim communities, KLARS, Soroptomists and Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will give readings and lay wreaths.