Tree Planting For Holocaust Memorial Day

Ceremony held in Ealing on Monday

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Pictured from left to right at the tree planting ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day are Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell, Ealing’s Mayor, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, Rabbi Janet Burden from Ealing Synagogue and chief executive Martin Smith., and

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Children from four local schools were among those who joined a moving ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Ealing on Monday, 27 January.

Leader of Ealing Council, Councillor Julian Bell and Ealing’s Mayor, Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa led the ceremony with Rabbi Janet Burden from Ealing Synagogue. Pupils from Hambrough, Beaconsfield, Tudor and North primary schools took part. Other attendees included Deputy Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Tej Ram Bagha, councillors, guests and members of the public.

A minute’s silence was held and a tree was planted in memory of all those around the world who lost their lives as a result of acts of genocide, including victims of the Nazi Holocaust and all other victims of persecution, genocide and torture around the world, including those in Armenia, Assyria, Cambodia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sri Lanka, Rwanda and Darfur

Councillor Bell reminded people that it was 69 years to the day since Soviet soldiers finally liberated Auschwitz concentration camp in south-west Poland. He also urged people to take a stand against discrimination and said: “I also hope we will pass the lessons of the past on to our children, so that they too will challenge persecution and continue to commemorate this day for years to come.

29th January 2014