Tuesday 27th January 2015
Falkirk Town Hall
10:00am until 1:00pm
The event will close at 1:00pm however there will be time to visit the exhibition at this time or from 2:30 until 4:30pm when the Exhibition will be open to the public.
Falkirk Council is proud once again to host this commemorative event; the 27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz – Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp and is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Each year there is a national theme which provides a focus to the event. The theme for 2015 is “Keep the Memory Alive”. By taking inspiration from the past, celebrating difference and ensuring respect for all, we can continue to ensure the memory of those people in our and other communities is not forgotten and helps to create a safer, better future.
The event will include a mix of song, film, poetry, prose readings by local community groups who tell the stories of the Gypsy, religious, political, lesbian and gay communities’ experiences of the holocaust. Individual exhibitions and artwork pods will also be available, sharing information on other historical and continuing genocide.
If you are able to attend, please call Fiona Dawson on 01324 506032 or email Fiona.Dawson@falkirk.gov.uk by Thursday 22nd January.