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Wales Office Minister Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Baroness Randerson to attend Westminster commemoration

Published on 27 January 2014

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Baroness Jenny Randerson will attend a commemorative service in Westminster on Monday (27 January) to remember and pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national event dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of genocide and to the honour of the survivors of hatred regimes worldwide. The theme for the 2014 commemoration is ‘Journeys’.

The National Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked by a service at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre in Westminster.

Baroness Randerson said:

"This year we will reflect upon the journeys people took during the persecutions brought about in the Holocaust and other genocides. These journeys began in fear, with most ending in unimaginable horror. Yet some ended in survival. Let us take the opportunity today to re-commit to combat all forms of racism and prejudice with a view to ensuring that these events are never repeated."

Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP said:

"This important day provides an opportunity to reflect upon one of the darkest periods in Europe’s history, where millions of lives were devastated and communities destroyed. We pay tribute to the memories of those brave people today, and pay tribute to those who survived this, and other genocides around the world."


For more information about this press release including Editor's Notes and contact details visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/wales-office-minister-marks-holocaust-memorial-day--2



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Posted 2014-01-27 09:34:00