Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 bilingual logo

Holocaust Memorial Day is observed annually on 27th January and, as has become our custom, your Libraries will be presenting displays of information relating to this important anniversary. The theme of the event this year is ‘Don’t Stand By’, which aims to promote the contemporary relevance of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, reminding us to remember history and encouraging us not to be bystanders to hate crime, prejudice and victimisation in the present.

As a significant aspect of Coleg Cambria’s acknowledgement of Holocaust Memorial Day, chaplain Tim Feak will be presenting hour-long talks/workshops in the Library at Yale (Grove Park) on Tuesday 26th January, at 9.30 and again at 10.45am, and then at Deeside on Thursday 28th January, also at 9.30 and 10.45am, which pre-booked groups are invited to attend (tutors please contact your local centre to ascertain availability, as numbers are limited).

On 27th January itself, at 10.30am, the Library at Yale will play host to a symbolic ‘candle lighting’ ceremony to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and those who have died in acts of genocide since Word War II. The college Chaplaincy will present an address on the theme of ‘Don’t Stand By’ prior to the ‘lighting’ (LED candles are provided). All students and staff are welcome to attend this event.

Further information and a variety of resources in English and Welsh can be found at the Holocaust Memorial Trust’s website.