Holocaust Memorial Day 2016
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Barnet will once again mark Holocaust Memorial Day with a service held at Middlesex University on 17 January.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the annual event which will be held in the Rickett Quadrangle at Middlesex University’s campus in The Burroughs, Hendon.
The theme of this year’s memorial day will be ‘Don’t Stand By’.
The theme will consider our individual responsibilities not to be bystanders to hate crime and prejudice, or to international threats of genocide.
The day will begin with The Worshipful the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Mark Shooter, councillors and dignitaries taking part in a procession into the quadrangle ahead of the commemorations.
Speakers this year will include the Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Olivia Marks-Woldman, Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law and Dean of the School of Law at Middlesex University, and students from JCoSS.
London Cantorial Singers and Alyth Youth Choir will both perform, and music will be provided by the Barnet Wind Band.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the commemorations.
The memorial service will begin at 1pm and people are asked to take their seats by 12.45pm. Doors open at midday.
The Mayor said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is always a poignant opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and in other genocides around the world.
“This year’s theme reminds us of the part we must all play in standing up to hate and prejudice.”
You can watch our summary video here.