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Knowsley Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

by Alison Cornmell

Knowsley Council is marking Holocaust Memorial Day, a national event to remember the six million Jewish people murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

On Thursday 27 January, the Union Flag will be flown at half-mast outside the Huyton Municipal Building and the Kirkby Centre to mark the national day of remembrance.

The theme for this year’s memorial day is ‘One Day’. There are many ways that this theme could be interpreted, people can pick One Day in history and learn about that date, or reflect on the experiences of those who have survived the Holocaust and other forms of genocide who talk about the One Day when everything changed – sometimes for the worse and sometimes for better. You can read more about this year’s theme here.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods, said:

“We stand united with people and communities across the UK to remember the many millions of people who have lost their lives due to prejudice, discrimination and racism. Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to reflect on past atrocities and come together to show our commitment to a peaceful society in which no-one faces hatred.”

A pre-recorded Service which was filmed in line with present government restrictions is now available by following this link https://www.liverpooltownhall.co.uk/holocaust-memorial-day-2022/