We Remember Them: Holocaust Memorial Day January 2014

Remembering The Holocaust

Holocaust logo For ignorance is the evil in which we need to seek to destroy, because not knowing means we cannot teach others. Learning today, teaching tomorrow will help prevent persecution everywhere.

On the 27th of January, Wales marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a National Service of Remembrance at Cardiff City Hall. This was the first year I was aware that such an event was held in Cardiff. The service was led by Reverend Stewart Lisk and consisted of songs, prayers, poems and speeches from those affected by, the Holocaust and those who are actively working to end discrimination and persecution in the UK. Carwyn Jones, the First Minister spoke in Welsh. The service reminded me that many diverse countries with different languages, became home to evacuees and survivors of the Nazi Atrocities. Hearing Rabbi Michoel Rose reading a traditional Hebrew Memorial Prayer was really interesting and very fitting for theā€¦

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