Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration at library

Over 50 people attended Merseyside Unite Against Fascism’s Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration.

The Commemoration took place in the Hornby Library at Liverpool Central Library on 26 January, and involved readings of Holocaust Survivor Testimony, the lighting of a Memorial Candle and a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Holocaust and of Nazi persecution.

The Tczew-Witten Society (a Polish-German Friendship Society) in partnership with Merseyside Polonia, presented very moving poems written by Polish women prisoners of Ravensbruck concentration camp.

Councillor Jeremy Wolfson, who was one of the organisers of the commemoration, said: “This was a very moving event with the testimonies of the survivors having a real impact on all those present. This year Liverpool has shown that Holocaust Memorial Day is important to the city and that we will always remember the victims of the Holocaust.”

Paul Jenkins of Unite Against Fascism said: “Thanks to all the individuals and organisations involved in organising, participating in, and attending Merseyside Unite Against Fascism’s Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration, and for helping to make the evening such a moving event.

“We also thank the Survivors whose words we remembered, and whose words have helped to keep the memory alive. We must never forget. The UAF Commemoration was entitled ‘Never Again’. Let us all honour that pledge to make sure that ‘Never Again’ becomes a reality.”