Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Holocaust Memorial Day in Reading

The theme for Commemorating HMD 2014 is ‘Journeys’ for which we are being asked to remember and stand by those who were forced to live through terrible experiences, and to honour those communities that were destroyed in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Tonight I'll be joining in the commemoration at Reading Civic Centre to hear about the Journeys some people with particular experience of Genocide.
I'd encourage anyone to attend.
Speakers will include:
- Ziggi Schipper, Holocaust survivor will speak about his 'Journey';- Listen to the story of Zeyneba Hardega's 'Journey' out of Sarajevo; and- Students from Reading College will talk about their 'Journey' to Auschwitz with the Holocaust Education Trust.


Refreshments will be served.



Organisations supporting include:
Reading Hebrew Congregation, Reading Faith Forum, Reading Refugee Support Group, Zimbabwean Community in Reading, Valpee Printing Company, The Reading Post, Reading Borough Council, ACRE Alliance for cohesion and racial equality, Reading SACRE: Royal County of Berkshire Branch, CCJ, Berkshire Rwandese Community