Stockport Council commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 with virtual event

On Wednesday 27 January 2021 the Council broadcast its Civic Commemoration for Holocaust Memorial Day, which was held virtually this year.

Holocaust Memorial Day is the international date on 27 January to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides around the world. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 was ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’.

Speaking at the event alongside councillors across all political groups were Stockport resident and Holocaust survivor Dr. Peter Kurer MBE; Rahima Mahmut, director of the World Uyghur Congress; and Rabbi Greg Bank of Yeshurun Hebrew Congregation in Gatley, Cheadle.

The Mayor of Stockport, Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, said: “Last year marked the first civic commemoration held in Stockport for Holocaust Memorial Day, and I am delighted that we were able to continue to mark the date in our calendar this year, despite current restrictions.

By reaffirming our commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day, and our resolve that these atrocities never happen again, we have truly demonstrated that there is indeed “light in the darkness”.”

Watch the full event now: