Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony will commemorate victims

Community Advice and Support
16:08, Wednesday, 17th January 2024

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Janet Longcake, will be hosting a ceremony in Scunthorpe on Friday 26 January.

Cllr Longcake will be joined by school pupils and guests from across North Lincolnshire in the Chamber Lecture Theatre at the University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL) on Ashby Road at 4pm.

The Mayor is extending an invitation to all local people to join her at the ceremony and to lay a stone in memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust.

St Barnabas’ Church of England Primary School Choir from Barnetby will officially open and close the ceremony with a song and other local school children will read poems.

This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Fragility of Freedom’, reflecting on how freedom is fragile and vulnerable to abuse.

Held in January each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Holocaust Memorial Day aims to educate, commemorate and prompt action against discrimination and hatred in our communities today.

If you would like to attend the ceremony, please call the Civic Office on 01724 296358 to reserve a place.