Holocaust Memorial Day Tuesday 27th January

holocaust-memorial-daySaltaire United Reformed Church will be open from dawn till dusk for silent prayer and reading accounts of the Holocaust – stories of victims and survivors.
Tuesday 27 January 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. By the end of the Holocaust, six million Jewish men, women and children had perished in ghettos, mass-shootings, in concentration camps and extermination camps.
2015 is also the 20th anniversary of the genocide of 7,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica, Bosnia.
We will keep the memory alive by lighting 70 candles in the vestibule of the church before dawn, plus another 20 at midday. Anyone, of any faith or none, is welcome to join us during the day. 27 January 2015 is a day for everyone to remember the millions murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. We honour the survivors of these atrocities and learn the lessons of their experiences to challenge hatred and discrimination in the UK today.