Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated for the 3rd year in Whitefield on Monday 27th of January. It will take place at the Memorial Gardens in Whitefield at 6.30pm.
The theme this year is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.
The event is held to give the local community and beyond a place to remember and reflect on those who were murdered in the Holocaust and the victims of Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. All are welcome who would like to pay their respects to the millions who suffered and lost their lives in such atrocities.
The event is funded by Manchester and Bury UNISON and organised by trade union activists from the Whitefield area. There will be a short speech, poetry, lighting of candles and a moment’s silence. After the event there will be a vegan friendly buffet at the Cross Keys.
Holocaust Memorial Day – 27th January – is marked by tens of thousands of people who come together in schools, workplaces and public spaces. By pausing together, we reflect on the appalling events of the past, and commit to creating a safer and better future.
The Memorial Gardens are located opposite Whitefield tram stop. They can also be reached on the 135 bus.