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Holocaust Memorial Day

By Parish Clerk Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council

Monday, 25 January 2021


Boughton Aluph & Eastwell Parish Council


The theme for HMD in 2021 is Be the Light in the Darkness. This encourages everyone to reflect on the depths that humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.

Ashford Borough Council is marking the day, there will be a virtual ceremony including the Mayor’s Chaplain and the Portfolio Holder and Deputy Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure. This will be available to view on a dedicated section on their website which will also include a virtual exhibition exploring this year’s theme. A posy will also be laid at the Anne Frank tree in the Memorial Gardens.

You will be able to get involved as the Victoria Park team are putting together some tutorial videos on how to create your own special HMD lantern. You can light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January then upload a photo of your candle on social media, using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightintheDarkness #HMDAshford. There will be a link online for anyone who wants to make a donation to the Holocaust Memorial Trust.

Learn more at the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website.

Contact Information

Parish Clerk

  • 07419 740559

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