“This week across the North of Tyne, people will bear witness for those who endured genocide and honour those who survived by taking part in events being held as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.
This is a day for us all to come together to remember the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust through Nazi persecution and in the genocides that have followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar.
The theme of this year’s Memorial is “One Day” to signify the hope that the world may come to its senses so One Day there will be no genocide.
Join the nation in lighting a candle at 8pm on 27 January and safely put it in your window, to remember those who were murdered for who they were and to stand against prejudice today”
This Holocaust Memorial Day we encourage you to light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm to remember those who were murdered for who they were, to stand against prejudice and hatred today and for the hope that the world may come to its senses so One Day there will be no genocide”.
Mayor Jamie Driscoll