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Cathedral to host National Holocaust Memorial Day

Date: 16/01/2008           Category: Social Care

Drama and readings will commemorate National Holocaust Memorial Day during a special public event at Rochester Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday, 27 January. A scene from the play Anne Frank will be acted by students from King's School, Rochester, and there will be candlelit readings by Medway Youth Parliament, as well as a schools’ art exhibition until 8 February. National Holocaust Memorial Day was launched by the government in 2001 as a lasting memorial to the 6 million Jewish victims of the Nazis during the Second World War. Jon Weiner, Chair of Medway’s Holocaust Memorial Day Organising Committee, said: “In remembering the Holocaust we make a pledge to ensure that the victims of all such atrocities are never forgotten. “We also hope to make sure that the causes and effects of the most awful act of inhumanity in modern history are understood by future generations. “We are pleased that we are again able to involve younger people in commemorating this important day, following the success of a most moving event at the Chapter School, Strood in 2007.” The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2008 is ‘Imagine - remember, reflect, react’. It challenges everyone to remember the past, reflect on the present and react to create a better future. For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day, go to www.hmd.org.uk.