Mayor hosts online commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day

Your Council
10:09, Thursday, 27th January 2022

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Peter Clark, is hosting an online commemoration on Thursday 27 January to mark the anniversary of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022.

The ceremony, which usually takes place in Scunthorpe, has been postponed due to the high number of Covid-19 cases in North Lincolnshire to ensure people are kept safe and well.

Instead, the Mayor is inviting people to reflect at home and watch a special video, available on North Lincolnshire Council’s YouTube channel.

The Mayor asked local young people to record passages, remembering the millions of men, women and children who lost their lives in the Holocaust and more recent genocides in Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Darfur.

Pupils from Berkeley Primary School, New Holland Church of England and Methodist Primary School and St Hugh’s School; the Chair of the Youth Council; and Reverend Enid Knowles, the Mayor’s Chaplain, all joined the Mayor in recording their respects.

Church Square House will also be illuminated in purple to mark the anniversary.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2022 is One Day. There are many ways to interpret the theme, including, ‘One Day in history’, ‘One Day when life changed’, ‘One Day at a time’, ‘One Day in the future’ and ‘One Day is a snapshot’. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we take action for a better future.

The Mayor of North Lincolnshire, Cllr Peter Clark, said:

“Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for us to honour the victims of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, which we are doing once again this year, but in a different way.

“This year’s theme is ‘One Day’, which can mean so many things. Holocaust Memorial Day is One Day where we commemorate with the hope there may be ‘One Day in the future with no genocide’.

“Together we can all make a difference and help take action to create a safer future for everyone.”