Corby to hold Holocaust Memorial Day

Corby Council is to hold a Holocaust Memorial Day this month for the first time and residents are invited to attend.

The event will take place in the council chamber in the Cube on Sunday, January 27, starting at 1pm.

It will include readings from local young people, as well as some short film testimonies, followed by one minute’s silence to remember Holocaust victims.

Every year, the Holocaust Memorial Day has a theme and this year’s is Building Bridges.

Corby Councillor Sean Kettle said: “I am extremely pleased that the borough council will be taking part in the Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration for the first time this year.

“It is important that we remember victims of previous Holocausts to ensure that these atrocities never happen again. This event will help to bring all of our Corby communities together to share in building bridges and understanding between us, which is the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

“I hope to see the council chamber full of local people of all ages, nationalities, races, backgrounds and faiths at the commemoration which we intend to make an annual event in Corby.”

There will be a display in the entrance to the Cube on the ground floor organised by Corby Library in the week before January 27, including posters and information on Holocaust Memorial Day which is now a national annual event.