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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

19 January 2022

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Lowestoft Town Council would like to announce that it will be holding an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2022. The service will be held at Lowestoft Railway Station on Thursday 27th January at 10am. All welcome to attend.
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place annually on 27th January , the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, to remember the six million Jewish people that were murdered during the Holocaust alongside the millions of other people killed under the Nazi regime and the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda , Bosnia and Darfur.
The Kinder Transport commenced in November 1938, when the British Government agreed to allow temporary admission for up to 10,000 unaccompanied children from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia who were at risk from the Nazis. Some 520 child refugees arrived at Lowestoft Central Station the following month. In all it is believed that 9,500 children came to the UK, hosted by foster families, hostels and camps, before the Kinder Transport ended with the outbreak of War. The majority of children saved never did see their families again.
Whilst there are currently no legal restrictions, could all those attending please pay a part in making the event as safe as possible for all attending. The event is taking place outside. Please wear a mask, do not attend if you are feeling unwell and during the service keep as much space as you can around you. We reserve the right to cancel or change the event.
Lowestoft Town Council would like to take this opportunity to thank Wherry Lines Community Rail partnership and Lowestoft Central Project in supporting this event.