Holocaust Victims to be Remembered in South Dorset
2:20pm 24th January 2013
A Holocaust Memorial Event in Dorchester offers the chance to reflect this Friday. (25th January).
The free event will be held by the South West Dorset Multi Cultural Network, and will include talks, art works and readings from local schools, and music.
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 is "Building a Bridge, Communities Together"
Anne Marie Vincent, Chair of the Network, told Wessex FM, "We are looking forward to our local community coming together to remember victims of the Holocaust and those whose lives have been affected by exclusion and hatred in subsequent genocides".
Dave Corbin, Equality and Diversity Manager for the Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, continued that, "The Holocaust Memorial Day event is an excellent and timely reminder of what can happen when good people do nothing. Having just returned from Germany and visiting Belsen concentration camp the atrocities need to be remembered so we don't ever allow it to happen again".
Furthermore, Sue Bickle, Equality and Community Development Officer for West Dorset Distract Council said, "The council are delighted to support the Southwest Multicultural Network in facilitating this important event, which is being replicated across the UK. These events remind us of the terrible consequences that can arise, not from deliberate action on our behalf, but through a failure to speak up for that which we know to be right".
The event itself will take place at the Corn Exchange between 12.30pm- 1.30pm, but the building will be open from noon serving refreshments and allowing people to look at the exhibits.
The actual Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on the 27th of January.
To find out more about the South West Dorset Multi Cultural Network you can click here