Holocaust Memorial Day - Wednesday 27th January

Published: Friday, 22nd January 2021

The Mayor of Kettering, Cllr James Burton, will be holding a small service in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day, on Wednesday 27th January.

Due to the current restrictions, the public cannot attend. However, the service will be available to watch on our This is Kettering Facebook Page and website on the day.

The service will adhere to all the latest safety guidance and will include poignant readings from the Mayor’s Chaplain, Reverend David Walsh, and members from the wider Kettering community.

Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi deathcamp. It is an important commemoration that teaches people of the past, and to take action to create a safer future.

Cllr James Burton, The Mayor of the Borough of Kettering, said: “it is exceptionally important that we continue to observe Holocaust Memorial Day despite the current restrictions. I am saddened that members of the public cannot pay their respects in person with me, but I urge people to remember this day safely from home and to reflect on the responsibility it gives us to work for a safer, better future for everyone, and to tackle prejudice and discrimination.”