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Harewood councillor to host Holocaust memorial event
9:00am Monday 14th January 2013 in Local news
A Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in Leeds to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The event, at Leeds Town Hall on Sunday, January 27, at 2pm, will be hosted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, and Harewood councillor Ann Castle.
It will feature speakers, live music and performances to honour the day 68 years ago when the camp in Poland was liberated by allied troops.
The Lord Mayor will light a candle to commemorate all those who have been affected by the Holocaust and also more recent genocide such as those in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.
Councillor Castle said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is an important way of remembering the past and bringing communities together to try and change the future, so we look forward to another well-attended event at Leeds Town Hall.”