Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day was observed on Friday, January 27 2023 at grounds of Lowewood Museum. The event marked 78 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The special day set aside to honour people who died during the Holocaust and other genocides that occurred in Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia, and Darfur.

The Mayor of Broxbourne, Councillor Paul Seeby was present at the memorial service along with the Leader of the Council, Councillor Lewis Cocking, Deputy Lieutenant Karen Trew and High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Sally Burton.

In his speech, The Mayor said “The world said never again and alongside the Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, Russia invaded the Ukraine just under one year ago telling us that intolerance is still with us.”

“So when we lay the shoes remembering those who have been killed, when we hear the poems read today, let us remember this year’s Holocaust theme “Ordinary People” meaning it is down to us to be the change the world wants.”

Broxbourne Council offices were lit up on Friday 27 January, to honour the millions of people who died in the Holocaust.

Published: 3rd February 2023