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Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 centred around the theme of "the power of words". This theme explored how language has been used in the past, and how it is used in the present day.

Residents were invited to attend this year’s event where Holocaust survivor Mala Tribich MBE shared her testimony as our guest of honour. There were musical performances and readings by Newham school children and a candle lighting service of reflection.

Each year ECAM children and tutors are invited to perform as a moving memorial to those afflicted by genocides worldwide. The event provided an important opportunity for residents to remember those who suffered and died in the Holocaust, Nazi persecutions and subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Many accompanied us as we reflected upon these atrocities and joined together in demonstrating our solidarity in combating anti-Semitism, racism and hatred.

Holocaust Memorial Day
Friday 26th January 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm
East Ham Town Hall, Barking Road, E6 2RP

This was a FREE public event where all were welcome to attend.

The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales and Holocaust Survivor Harry Bibring reflect at Holocaust Memorial Day 2016