Holocaust Memorial Day 2014
It is Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday 27th January and in
memory of the victims, Bedford Borough will carry out a multi-faith
commemoration. The first part of the commemoration will take place
around the Anne Frank Tree in Russell Park, between Pembroke and
Bower Street, at midday, and will be conducted by Revd. Mike
Fudger, of Bedford Council of Faiths.
After a short walk back to the Harpur Suite, a civic
commemoration will then commence at 12.45pm, and will be conducted
by Revd. Cassandra Howes, co-Chair of Bedford Council of Faiths.
This part of the event will consist of readings and music. The
theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘Journeys’.
Each year the Holocaust Memorial Day encourages people to
reflect upon the terrible consequences of the persecution that led
to the Holocaust.
The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Holocaust
Memorial Day is an occasion where we come together to remember the
millions of victims of genocide and to consider the dangers of
failing to tackle hatred or exclusion in any form.”
Revd Cass Howes, co-chair Bedford Council of Faiths, said: "It’s
important that we remember and acknowledge the past, but more
important that we move on and work together to create a hopeful