Wednesday 27 January is recognised as Holocaust Memorial Day, with events taking place in Swindon to mark the occasion.
At 12 Noon there will be a wreath laying at the Cenotaph in Regent Circus, followed by time for contemplation with guest speakers at the Friends Meeting House on Eastcott Hill.
Everyone is welcome to the service and subsequent talks, as a moment to share experiences and time with others.
Their website states: “27 January is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.
“However, discrimination has not ended, nor has the use of the language of hatred or exclusion. There is still much to do to create a safer future and HMD is an opportunity to start this process.”
For more information on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, visit: http://hmd.org.uk/page/about-hmd-and-hmdt#sthash.e3Opic3i.dpuf