Warwick Town Council are organising a short event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday 27th January, at 11am, at Warwick’s War Memorial in Church Street. The service will involve local schools as well as people speaking about and remembering the Holocaust and other Genocides.
Warwick will be joining many other towns and cities in the country in recognising this day.
It is significant that Warwick has held this event since 2002 when the day was established internationally. It is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
People are invited to attend this gathering for which Church Street will be temporarily closed to traffic. A wreath will be laid at the War Memorial as part of the remembrance and there will be a small exhibition in Warwick Visitor Centre, in The Court House, the week before the event.
David Stenberg, a Warwick Resident said;
‘This memorial day is a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and 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 immediate risk of genocide. However, discrimination has not ended nor has the use of language or hatred. There is still much to do to create a safer future and Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to start this process’
To maintain public safety at all times, Warwick District Council is of the opinion that Church Street, in Warwick, will be closed for Warwick’s Holocaust Service, to be held on Monday 27th January 2020, between 10am and 1.00pm