Stevenage library launches Holocaust Memorial Day book display
PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 January 2018 | UPDATED: 12:32 16 January 2018
Members of Stevenage Liberal Synagogue joined town mayor Pam Stuart and her consort Tony Turner to unveil a special display of books at Stevenage Central Library ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Synagogue founding members Gillian and Terry Wolfe and were also joined by library manager Michelle Lloyd to highlight the display, which features Holocaust-themed books including Markus Zusak’s bestseller The Book Thief.
Library members can borrow books from the stand, which is at the front of the library and contains information about Holocaust Memorial Day – a global remembrance of the six million Jews murdered by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution and those killed in subsequent genocides across the world.
Holocaust Memorial Day is on Saturday, January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops. The theme of this year’s event is ‘the power of words’.
There will be a drop-in activity for children at the library this Saturday from 11am to 1pm, with members of the synagogue available to talk about the Holocaust and its commemoration.
A Holocaust Memorial Day service will also be held at Stevenage Borough Council’s headquarters in Danestrete on Monday, January 29, at 6.30pm. All are invited to attend – if you would like to do so, contact Tracey Frost on 01438 242227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more, see hmd.org.uk.