Memorial will honour victims

Chief exceutive  Liberal Judaism Danny Rich
Chief exceutive Liberal Judaism Danny Rich

Luton Town Hall will open its doors on Sunday (January 24) to host the annual Holocaust Memorial Day.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Don’t stand by - make the world listen.’

It is an opportunity for people to remember victims and survivors – those whose lives have been significantly changed because of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, as well as ongoing atrocities that continue to occur today.

University vice chancellor Bill Rammell will be the opening speaker and there will also be an address by Liberal Judaism CEO Rabbi Danny Rich.

There will be musical contributions from singer Deborah Christopher, Luton Male Voice Choir and pupils from a number of Luton Schools.

Luton mayor Cllr Dave Taylor said: “This event gives us an opportunity to bring communities together and respect each other’s differences. It also challenges is to use the lessons of the past to inform our lives today. A warm welcome is offered to all.”

< The event starts at 3pm in the Council Chamber,