Memorial service in Weymouth to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023
An annual memorial service to recognise Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in Radipole Park and Gardens, Radipole Park Drive, Weymouth on Friday 27th January.
The service will begin at 10:30am at the Holocaust memorial tree, planted near Alexandra Bridge and hosted by the Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving. The Mayor’s chaplain Honorary Alderman, Rev Brian Ellis will say prayers and a reading, and they will be joined by local councillors and the local Friends’ groups. Members of the public are also welcome to attend this service.
Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
This year’s theme is “Ordinary People” which reflects on the victims over the years, those extraordinary people who risked everything to save others and those other ‘ordinary’ people who helped and supported the oppressors.
Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving said: “This service is an opportunity for people to come together and join members of the community in paying their respects to the victims of the Holocaust, and other genocides which have taken place since then.
“I am proud to host this Weymouth Town Council event and lead the community in raising awareness for Holocaust Memorial Day.”
For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day, visit www.hmd.org.uk
Notes to Editors
Photo was taken at last years Holocaust Memorial 2022