Ceremony to remember victims of the Holocaust

Event Details

A special ceremony is being held on Clacton seafront to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 11:00
Friday

Venue Name: 

Sunken Rose Garden

Venue Address: 

Sunken Rose Garden on Marine Parade West.

 

Contact Name: 

Nigel Brown

Contact Details: 

01255 686338

Cost: 

Free

Wheelchair Access: 

Yes
Candles

A special ceremony is being held on Clacton seafront later this month to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

As part of events nationwide Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Jayne Chapman will join with members of the Colchester and District Jewish Community at the Sunken Rose Garden on Marine Parade West.

The ceremony will take place on Friday January 27 at 11am and will mark Holocaust Memorial Day which has been commemorated every year since 2001.

In 2007 TDC planted a white rose bush at the seafront site and the following year a specially-commissioned plaque was set in the ground next to the bush.

The service will be led by Roy Fox, Chairman of the Colchester Synagogue.

Cllr Chapman said that the ceremony is a time for quiet reflection and invited residents to attend.

"It is a poignant event and provides us all with the opportunity to remember all those who lived through the horrific events of the Holocaust," she said.

"It would be good to see people from all religious groups come along and pay their respect with us on January 27."

The Council will be putting up a poster display remembering the Holocaust in the foyer of Clacton Town Hall from Monday January 23 for one week.

The Government announced the establishment of Holocaust Memorial Day in 2000 and the first activities were held the following year.

The aim is to promote awareness of how people and communities were persecuted under Nazi racial and social policy because they were different.

Last updated on: 04/01/2017 - 09:19