Holocaust memorial commemoration urges everyone to Stand Together

People in Sandwell will get the chance to remember the victims of genocide at a special Holocaust memorial event in West Bromwich.

The event will be at Highfields Memorial Gardens, off High Street, on Sunday 26 January.

The main speaker at the event will be the Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 is Stand Together. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.

Councillor Jaron said: “All members of the public are invited to join the special memorial event to remember the many millions of victims of genocide the world has sadly seen over the years.

“At this time it is not only very important for us to remember the horrific atrocities of the Holocaust, but for us also to ensure that such horrifying tragedies are not a part of our future.

“We will be remembering the victims of genocide and also the people who live with the terrible memories of what happened to their families.”

People are being urged to arrive at 10.15am for a 10.30am prompt start.

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