Activity type: Public activity
Organisation name: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Riverside House, Main Street
Rotherham Council is inviting residents to be the light in the darkness in a Holocaust Memorial Day video this year.
Residents would usually gather in All Saint’s Square in Rotherham in remembrance of the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust and in other genocides, but because of COVID-19 restrictions this is not possible.
This year the Council will be producing a video featuring local faith leaders and representatives from the Council centred around the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 which is “Be the light in the darkness”
It encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.
This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is on Wednesday 27 January 2021 so at 12 noon on this day the video will be launched on Rotherham Council’s social media pages