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Page added on January 27, 2011

The Holocaust Memorial Service

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Srutidharma das and Radha Mohan das represented Bhaktivedanta Manor at Hertsmere Council’s Holocaust Memorial Service on Thursday 27th January.

The event, which was attended by local Councillors, local school children, community and faith representatives, included prayers, the lighting of ceremonial candles, a film and a performance by the Comm.unity Choir. Srutidharma das, who was particularly welcomed by the Mayor Cllr Linda Silver, read a short prayer along with other faith leaders.

Each year on 27th January the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD). It has been held in the UK since 2001 and the United Nations declared this an International event in November 2005. 27 January was chosen as the date for HMD because it was on this date in 1945 that the largest Nazi killing camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated.

HMD is about remembering the victims and those whose lives have been changed beyond recognition of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the ongoing atrocities today in Darfur.



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