The London Borough of Redbridge Holocaust Memorial Service is being held this coming Monday, 27th January 2020, at 11am, at the Holocust Memorial Stone in Valentines Park.
The theme for 2020 is ‘Stand Together’. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.
Today there is increasing division in communities across the UK and the world. Now more than ever, we need to stand together with others in our communities in order to stop division and the spread of identity-based hostility in our society.
HMD 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – this is a significant milestone and is made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of survivors who are able to share their testimony. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia.
Please note that the service will take place outside and can be very cold and wet, so please dress appropriately. There is limited seating available inside the marquee and it is hoped that the elderly or very young will be offered this seating.
Hot refreshments will be available.
Please do not bring large bags or backpacks to the service.
The nearest car parks are at Bandstand entrance gate or Melbourne Road gate. Parking is payable via ‘Ringo’.