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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Press Release; Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

On Friday 20th January 2017, teachers and students from across the city met to discuss how to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

Plymouth SACRE – the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education – presented each school with a resource pack and a flowering cherry tree to plant in their own school on International Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January.

Plymouth MP’s Gary Streeter and Oliver Colvile joined the students and spoke about the importance of remembering the millions of innocent people who perished during the Holocaust. This year’s theme is, “How can life go on?”


Jonathan Marshall spoke on behalf of SACRE saying: “The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise the most challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 asks us all to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. We must strive to live more compassionately, respecting and celebrating differences to create a better present and future.”



For more information please contact Martin Edmonds