Holocaust Memorial Day in Stevenage

Chair of North Herts Liberal Jewish Community Gillian Wolfe, Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Jack Pickersgi

Chair of North Herts Liberal Jewish Community Gillian Wolfe, Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Jack Pickersgill and Mrs Margaret Davies-Pickersgill, Stock & Reader Development Librarian Deb Turner, Project Organiser Jacqueline Beattie and Young People's Services Librarian Michelle Lloyd commemorate National Holocaust Day at Stevenage library - Credit: Archant

Holocaust Memorial Day is being marked today (Saturday) in Stevenage with a drop-in session to educate people about the event and subsequent genocides.

The event is being held at Stevenage Central Library on Saturday between 10am and 3pm two days prior to Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day of commemoration which remembers those who lost their lives in the atrocity.

Stevenage Mayor Jack Pickersgill visited the library in Southgate on Monday to view a Holocaust display.

Organiser Jacqueline Beattie, a member of the North Herts Liberal Jewish Community, said: “I’ve set this up to increase awareness and reach as many people as possible. We thought the library is a really great place to hold it because it’s so accessible. The staff have been incredibly supportive about having the display and drop-in sessions and anyone who wants to learn more about it should visit.”

The display will be on view at the library until February 2 during normal opening hours.


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A civic service was also held at the Civic Chamber on Saturday between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

The event is being held at Stevenage Central Library on Saturday between 10am and 3pm two days prior to

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