HMD 2018

Six schools and readers from all faiths will take part in a public Holocaust Memorial Day event in Bromsgrove on Monday (January 29).

It will be in the Parkside Suite, at Parkside on Market Street, at 11am.

Cllr Caroline Spencer, Vice-Chairman of Bromsgrove District Council, is hosting the event. She said: “Every year we set aside time as a community to remember and think about the tragedy and atrocity of the Holocaust, so that such a thing may never be allowed to happen again. Everyone is welcome to join us at what is a very touching event.

“This year the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘the power of words’, which asks us to consider the difference that words can make. The things we say or write, the way we define certain people and ideas, and how we respond to words all have a very real impact on the world we live in.”

Holocaust Memorial Day itself is 27 January each year for, as the HMD Trust states, “everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.”

In the Holocaust 11 million people including six million Jews were systematically murdered in Europe between 1941-45 by the Nazis and their collaborators. It is the worst genocide in history.

For more on this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme, go to