Holocaust Memorial Day was first marked in the UK in January 2001, and is now established as an annual day of remembrance.
Local authorities and faith groups in Swindon have been asked to take a lead in developing local memorial events and appropriate activities.
The aim of this day is to mark not only the Holocaust but also numerous other human rights tragedies around the world, including persecution and wars, past and present. It’s aim is also to help raise awareness in young people.
This day also provides an opportunity for all of us to renew our commitment to building a strong and caring community in Swindon, which embraces people of all faiths, beliefs, backgrounds, languages, and nations.
For a more national perspective about Holocaust Memorial Day see www.hmd.org.uk