Delegates from across the city gathered at The Old Council House last Wednesday to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The attendees were a diverse group, with representatives from many different community and faith organisations coming together with the message Don’t Stand By; a message reflected upon throughout the afternoon. A series of speakers told of occasions when they had refused to stand by, or of times when others had stood up for them. There was also time to visit several stalls, including our own, and find out more information about different organisations working with sanctuary seekers and against racism in the city. The event culminated in attendees being invited to show their respect and place an unlit candle at the front of the hall, which would then be taken to be lit at another service the following Sunday.

 

For more events being held in the South West to remember the victims of the Holocaust, please visit the Holocaust Memorial Day website.

 

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