Stockport supports Holocaust Memorial Day

Stockport Council supports Holocaust Memorial Day on Saturday 27th January

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is ‘The Power of Words’ - Spoken and written words can have a huge impact, whether good or bad. The words that we see and hear all around us today – in newspapers, online, in conversations – the words that we choose to use, all have an impact upon us and those around us. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 explores how language has been used in the past, and how it is used in the present day.

Libraries in Bramhall, Cheadle, Hazel Grove, Marple and Stockport Central Library will be creating book displays beginning on the 23rd Jan building up to the day on the 27th. All Libraries in Stockport will be displaying posters to provide customers with information about Holocaust Memorial Day, and people will also be able to access the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website hmd.org.uk/ to learn more about the Holocaust and the Trust, via the free PCs available in every library.

Councillor Alex Ganotis, the Leader of Stockport Council, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is about educating people about the dangers of anti-Semitism, racism and all other forms of discrimination.

“Stockport is supporting the day on 27th January, the date in 1945 when the allies liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp.”