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Holocaust Memorial Day event to be held in Wellingborough

27 January 2022

Large candle alight against a black background

North Northamptonshire Council (NNC), Wellingborough Museum and a committee of volunteers will hold a service of remembrance on Sunday 30 January at 2pm to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

On Sunday, guests are invited to gather by the Anne Frank tree in Swanspool Gardens. NNC’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Helen Howell will welcome visitors to a service of remembrance organised by the council before the Statement of Commitment is read. A candle will also be lit during the service to begin a moment of reflection to honour the survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

This poignant service will commemorate those who sadly lost their lives in the Holocaust and tragic genocides since. We must take this opportunity to remember, reflect on each life lost and the families which have been impacted.Cllr Helen Howell, NNC’s Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Sport, Leisure, Culture and Tourism


We are proud to work with local organisations to deliver a special remembrance service which will provide residents and the local community with the opportunity to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of NNC

This day of remembrance brings communities together to mark the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi camp. The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘One Day’.