Wigan Borough readies to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Wigan Borough has announced two ceremonies to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, 26th January.

The general public is warmly invited to attend these events, which will be held at Leigh Town Hall and Wigan Town Hall.

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day will focus on the theme of ‘Fragility of Freedom’.

Every year, Holocaust Memorial Day serves as a poignant reminder of the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust, as well as victims of Nazi Persecution and genocides worldwide.

Councillor David Molyneux MBE, the Leader of Wigan Council, emphasized the significance of marking Holocaust Memorial Day, stating, “It offers us a valuable chance to unite in remembrance of the victims and all those who were affected.”

The ceremonies will feature various readings and a special performance by students from St. John Fisher High School in Wigan and Sacred Heart Primary School in Leigh.

The events will take place at the following times and locations:

  • Leigh Town Hall, Market Street, Leigh, WN7 1DY from 11am to 12pm
  • The Atrium, Wigan Town Hall, 41 Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1DF from 2pm to 3pm

For further information, please visit the website: www.hmd.org.uk (external link)

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