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Hackney residents invited to take part in Holocaust Memorial Day 2014

Hackney residents will join others around the world to remember those who suffered under the Nazi regime and in subsequent genocides around the globe, as part of International Holocaust Memorial Day on 24 January.

The international day marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp.

The theme for this year’s event encourages people to learn about how the journeys of those who suffered under genocide often became part of their experience of persecution and terror.

A commemoration ceremony will be held at 10am on 24 January at Hackney Town Hall, led by the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Michael Desmond.

Cllr Desmond will later place a floral tribute next to the memorial in the Town Hall square, in honour to those who suffered.


Cllr Michael Desmond, Speaker of Hackney
"Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on these terrible events, to show solidarity with survivors and sympathy for victims in order to ensure that past evils are not forgotten or repeated."
Cllr Michael Desmond, Speaker of Hackney

If you wish to attend the ceremony in the Council Chamber please reserve your place by emailing speaker@hackney.gov.uk or calling 020 8356 3591.