Merton’s annual event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be held virtually this year, due to the pandemic. Residents and members of the public are invited to attend the event on Tuesday 2 February from 7pm to 9pm, via the online platform Zoom.
This year’s theme ‘Be the light in the darkness’ encourages everyone to remember the victims and survivors of genocide and take a stand against prejudice and hatred today.
Merton’s civic event marks international Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January, which commemorates the 76h anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The annual day is to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution during the Second World War, and the more recent genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, and Rwanda. Merton’s Holocaust Memorial Day will feature contributions from representatives of the borough’s faith and belief forum, Wimbledon Synagogue, and political leaders. It will be attended by the Mayor of Merton, councillors and representatives from the Met Police and London Fire Brigade.
Residents and members of the public who would like to join the meeting will be required to email: firstname.lastname@example.org in advance, to obtain the access link for the event. For further information on Holocaust memorial events visit: www.merton.gov.uk/holocaustmemorialday