Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Special assemblies were held on Friday 27th January to mark this event.

This is a day for everyone to remember the millions of people who were killed, or whose lives have been changed, by an event in history called the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked on 27th January because on this day in 1945 soldiers fighting against the Germans entered the largest Nazi concentration camp called Auschwitz-Birkenau and freed the mainly Jewish prisoners there who were still alive.

Zoe Law and Ross Walker of S6, who recently visited Auschwitz, produced and delivered a very informative and moving presentation on Friday. The S1-3 pupils who attended these assemblies showed great respect as they listened and watched-everyone present was certainly reminded how important it is not to spread messages of hate, or to exclude people for any reason. We also remembered in our prayers the millions of people who were killed or had been affected by Nazi persecution, as well as those affected by the terrible crimes committed during later conflicts in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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