Doncaster service planned to mark Holocaust memorial day

Rosie Winterton MP and Coun Christine Mills pictured bowing their heads for the two minute silence at the Holocaust memorial service at Doncaster Museum in 2013. Picture: Andrew Roe
Rosie Winterton MP and Coun Christine Mills pictured bowing their heads for the two minute silence at the Holocaust memorial service at Doncaster Museum in 2013. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 is set to be marked with a service at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery next week.

The service will be held from 1pm on Tuesday, January 27, and is open to members of the public.

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme is ‘Keep the Memory Alive’, which has been chosen due to the increasingly small number of people left who have direct memories of the Holocaust.

The event will be attended by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Glyn Jones. He said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is a great way of keeping these memories alive. It is vital that we do remember all who lost their lives or have been affected by the Holocaust and subsequent genocides such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.”

The programme of events will be as follows:

13:00 – Welcome and Introduction: Steve Thomas

13:05 – Speech by Deputy Mayor of Doncaster: Councillor Glyn Jones

13:10 – Reading by young people from Danum School

13:20 – Reading by Richard Lewis

13:25 – Reading by members of Doncaster’s Youth Council

13:35 – Blessing by Rabbi Golomb

13:45 – Reading by young people from Stone Hill School

13:55 – Reading by Mrs Joyce Gellar

14:05 – Poem read by young people from Hall Cross School

14:15 – Song by Pastor Eric Simpson

14:20 –Two minutes silence followed by laying of the wreath (outside at the Holocaust Memorial Stone)

14:25 – The Lord is my Sheppard, led by the Salvation Army

14:30 – Refreshments