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28th Jun, 2022

Bromsgrove Holocaust Memorial Day service set to return to Sanders Park

THOSE who lost their lives in the Holocaust and other atrocities will be remembered when a poignant service returns to Bromsgrove.

It will take place around the Holocaust memorial plaque, near the pond in Sanders Park at 11am next Thursday, January 27.

The event will be led by Bromsgrove District Council Chairman Coun Rod Laight and Rev Ray Khanm the vicar of St John’s Church.

This year’s service will have the national theme for 2022 which is ‘One Day’.

Coun Laight said: “It is important that every year we set aside time as a community to remember and think about the tragedy and atrocity of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, so that such a thing may never be allowed to happen again.”

The service will attended by middle and high school pupils from across the district, including North Bromsgrove High School’s choir which will perform a song as part of proceedings.

Rev Khan added: “It is important we remember the past so we can help shape the future and I am pleased we are able to get together in person to do this.”

With the high number of cases of Covid in the district, residents are encouraged to take a lateral flow test prior to attendance.

Those displaying Covid-19 symptoms on the day are asked not to attend.

The wearing of face masks is also advised during the service unless taking part.

Last year’s commemoration did not take place as England was in a national lockdown.

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