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Date published: 27th January 2020
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) is marking Holocaust Memorial Day by supporting the work of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and their #StandTogether campaign.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January every year to pay respects and remembrance to the 6 million people murdered during the Holocaust under Nazi Persecution. HMD 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp from the Nazis.
NNDC joins the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in paying respects to not only those who died during the Holocaust, but to those who suffered under Nazi Persecution. We pause too to remember the tragic and horrific genocides which have occurred in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur in the second half of the 20th Century.
North Norfolk District Council recently voted to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism with unanimous support. At a Council meeting on 17 December 2019, it was agreed that the Council’s Diversity & Equality Policy be reviewed and the definition adopted. Leader of the Council, Sarah Bütikofer said:
“We must take the time to reflect on these previous atrocities and strive to do all we can to ensure that no-one is persecuted as a result of their religion, creed or colour.”
Information leaflets can be acquired at the NNDC Offices in Cromer. You can find out more about Holocaust Memorial Day at: https://www.hmd.org.uk
Last updated: 27th January 2020