Holocaust survivor talks about her journey

Photo by Ian Cameron of Corby Rooftop Galleries and Workshop

Photo by Ian Cameron of Corby Rooftop Galleries and Workshop

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The public is invited to a special service to remember the Holocaust.

Corby Council is inviting members of the public to join them to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day at a commemorative event being held in the council chamber in Corby Cube on Sunday, January 26, from 1pm.

This year’s theme is “Journeys” and the council has invited Eva Kugler, a Holocaust survivor, to share her personal journey. This will be followed by a question and answer session and then readings by local students. A one minute silence will also be observed to remember those that have been victims of atrocities around the world.

Everyone is welcome to attend the commemoration and light refreshments will be provided.

The commemoration has been organised by local Councillors, Cllr Sean Kettle and Cllr Lucy Goult. Cllr Kettle said: “Last year was the first time that Corby Council hosted a commemoration event for Holocaust Memorial Day and the support we received from members of the public was wonderful.

“This year we have a survival speaker attending and readings from young students which we hope will not only move those that come along but also get them thinking about the different journeys that people suffered. It is important to learn about the journeys leading to genocide, the journeys that occurred which were often experiences of persecution and terror, the journeys of survivors and the journeys of rebuilding.

“We extend an invite and welcome to people from all of Corby’s diverse communities to build on last year’s event and commemorate the millions of men, women and children who were killed in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.”

The picture accompanying our story is by Ian Cameron of the Corby Rooftop Gallery and workshops