Holocaust Memorial Day Event – Friday 27th January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day Event – Friday 27th January, 2017

This is a public event being held in All Saints Square, Rotherham Town Centre at 11am on Friday 27th January 2017, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. 

The central vision of Holocaust Memorial Day is to learn from the past in order to create a safer, better future. The national theme this year is ‘How can life go on?’.  The aftermath of the Holocaust and of the subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations.  HMD 2017 asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime.

This year’s theme applies to Rotherham on a local level, in terms of improving community cohesion and inter-faith relations; to bring communities together to celebrate differences and help tackle all forms of hate crime and discrimination.

Programme: We will be gathering in All Saints Square prior to the start of the ceremony

11:00am Opening and welcome by the Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley

11:10am Readings, music and speeches

11.50am Closing speech by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Chris Read

12:00pm End

Please note this is an outdoor, standing, event with limited seating. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. This is a public event – so please feel free to bring your friends and family.

Date: Friday 27th January 2017
Start Time: 11:00
Finish Time: 12:00
Location: All Saints Square, Rotherham Town Centre, Rotherham
Contact Person: Rotherham Visitor Centre