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Council to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Date: 

Wednesday, 22 January, 2020

On Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January), the Mayor of Woking will light a candle to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

On this day in 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated by Soviet troops. On the morning of the 75th anniversary, the Mayor and representatives from Woking’s faith community, will gather in the Council Chamber to light a candle of remembrance. 

The Mayor will read the prayer written by The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and Senior Imam Qari Asim, which encourages communities to stand together to stop division and prevent the spread of hate in society.