Holocaust Memorial Day

East Renfrewshire's annual Holocaust Memorial event takes place on Tuesday 23rd January at St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock.

Holocaust Memorial Day

About Holocaust Memorial Day

The power of words is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018.

Words can make a difference – both for good and evil.

'I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why I am so grateful to God for having given me this gift, which I can use to develop myself and to express all that’s in me. When I write I can shake off all my cares; my sorrow disappears; my spirits are revived.' - Anne Frank, written in her diary, 5 April 1944

Spoken and written words from individuals, corporations, community organisations or the state, can have a huge impact, whether good or bad. The theme for HMD 2018 explores how language has been used in the past, and how it is used in the present day.

East Renfrewshire’s Provost Alastair Carmichael said: “Holocaust Memorial Day provides each of us with an opportunity to learn the lessons of the Holocaust. It is a chance to remember, but also a chance to pass the lessons of the past to the next generation.

“As well as honouring those who lost their lives during these atrocities it is also about standing with survivors and showing our support. Whilst we will all take a moment to look back at the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust on this national day, it is also provides a stark reminder that genocide is still taking place across the world.”

If you would like to attend the free Holocaust Memorial Event on Tuesday 23rd January at St Ninian’s High School please contact margaret.pettigrew@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0141 577 3107.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Holocaust Memorial Day are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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