Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Event Details

A special ceremony to pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust.

Friday, 26 January, 2018 - 11:00

Venue Name: 

Sunken Rose Garden

Venue Address: 

Marine Parade West, Clacton on Sea

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As part of events nationwide Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Mark Platt will join with members of the Colchester and District Jewish Community at the Sunken Rose Garden on Marine Parade West.

The ceremony will take place on Friday January 26 at 11am and will mark Holocaust Memorial Day which has been commemorated every year since 2001.

In 2007 TDC planted a white rose bush at the seafront site and the following year a specially-commissioned plaque was set in the ground next to the bush.

The service will be led by Roy Fox, Chairman of the Colchester Synagogue.

Cllr Platt is inviting residents to join him at the ceremony which is a time for quiet reflection.

“It is an event which provides us with the chance to remember all those who lived through the horrific events of the Holocaust,” he said.

“We normally have people from a number of religious groups come along to pay their respects with us and we hope that will happen again on January 26.”

The Council will be putting up a poster display remembering the Holocaust in the foyer of Clacton Town Hall from Monday January 22 for one week.

The Government announced the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2000 and the first activities were held the following year.

The aim is to promote awareness of how people and communities were persecuted under Nazi racial and social policy because they were different.

Last updated on: 04/01/2018 - 09:40