Charnwood marks Holocaust Memorial Day with annual service

Published: Fri 27th January, 2023

  • Members of the public laying pebbles on the commemoration stone at Queen's Park in Loughborough as a mark of respect to those who have lost their lives during the Holocaust.

A service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place on Friday January 27 in Queen’s Park in Loughborough.

The event was attended by the Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson, who read the Act of Commitment.

Members of the public were invited to join the Mayor in laying a pebble on the commemoration stone in Queen’s Park.

The day is recognised across the world to remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed from 1933-1945 under the Nazi persecution and in genocides across the world since.

Cllr Tillotson said: “It is important that we show our support for Holocaust Memorial Day and pay our respects to those who have lost their lives.

“I was pleased to be joined by many residents who also came to pay their respects.

“We must continue to mark days such as Holocaust Memorial Day and continue to stand up to prejudice, hate and discrimination.”

The statement of commitment read by the Mayor of Charnwood, talked about the need to remember holocausts of the past, those who died and to ensure that we educate future generations.

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day was ‘Ordinary People’ which encourages the public to speak out and stand up to prejudice and hatred.

More can be found out about the ‘Ordinary People’ theme on the Holocaust Memorial Day website: