Friday, 27 January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day Walk 28th January - Lest we forget

You are welcome to join Aberdeen Interfaith Group members at their HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL WALK on SATURDAY 28 JANUARY along the river and across the bridges, to remember those who have died and those who have survived Genocides.


MEET VICTORIA BRIDGE 8.45am and END AT BRIDGE OF DEE

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See Aberdeen City's Holocaust Memorial event below 

What is Holocaust Memorial Day and why must we never forget?

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.



On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

HMD is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and to recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own, it’s a steady process which can begin if discrimination, racism and hatred are not checked and prevented.

We’re fortunate here in the UK; we are not at risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to start this process.

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