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New stories come to light for Holocaust Memorial Day

Published Thursday, 13 January 2011

Enfield Council is commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day to mark 66 years since Soviet troops liberated the concentration and extermination camp at Auschwitz in Poland on 27th January 1945.

Holocaust Memorial Day
6pm, Thursday 27th January 2011
Dugdale Centre
Thomas Hardy House
Enfield Town

The notorious camp has come to symbolise the terror and degradation of the Nazi regime as one of the world's most shocking events of the 20th century.

'Untold Stories' is the theme for this year's Holocaust Memorial Day and Enfield Council is hosting an event at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield Town with contributions from leading councillors, local schools and faith leaders.

Pupils from Raynham Primary school and Oasis Academy Enfield will be performing pieces that tell some 'Untold Stories' and there will be songs, readings and a personal testimony reminding us of recent atrocities.

Council Leader, Doug Taylor, said, "Holocaust Memorial Day is a national and international day which ensures that we learn lessons from the past. Unfortunately there are still regimes in the world that are unstable and perpetrate hatred - so we must be ever more vigilant here where we can act to promote goodwill among all our communities."

To find out more about this year's event contact Martin Garnar on 020 8379 3113, or email: martin.garnar@enfield.gov.uk  

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