Holocaust Memorial Day

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Holocaust Memorial Day:

Seventy five years ago on 27 January, 1945, the Gates of Auschwitz were opened and the world knew. Millions of people were murdered but genocide is something, which has occurred across time and place and has occurred recently in countries such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia. Each year the world remembers the victims and also pledges to continue to work for a lasting peace free from discrimination, racism and hatred.

This Year two Civic Events will be held on Friday, 24 January- the first one in the Derby Room of the 'Turnpike' Gallery in Leigh at 11 00 a.m. and the second one in the new performance space of 'The Fire Within' inside the Galleries Shopping Centre on Standishgate, Wigan at 2. 00 pm.

Come and join us as we remember the terrible tragedies of the past and also pledge to work for a more peaceful and just future for all mankind.

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