Holocaust Memorial Day in Shaw and Crompton

Date published: 27 January 2020

Members of the community of Shaw and Crompton came and “Stood Together” at the Crompton War Memorial, to remember those were who were killed in the Holocaust and the many other genocides across the world.

Councillor Diane Williamson, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Crompton said: “This year’s theme was “Stand Together” and that is exactly what residents, councillors, primary school children and young people did.

"They also listened to Rev Katy Cunliffe from Holy Trinity lead us in the service."

The event aimed to make sure that future generations understand the causes of the Holocaust and are able to reflect upon the consequences. 

Two pupils from Crompton House School, read the stories of two survivors – Ivor Perl and Sokphal Din. 

One of the pupils from Farrowdale House School read a beautiful poem entitled “Hope for the Future”.

Before the service ended, those present laid stones on the War Memorial, as is the tradition within the Jewish community. 

Jews believe that placing the stones on a grave would keep the soul down in this world.

“It is always a pleasure to stand together with the community and commemorate those who lost their lives and those who suffered or are still suffering. 

"Thanks to Reverend Katy who lead us through the thought-provoking service.  We must all hope that there is a safer future and that lessons have been learned” added Cllr Williamson.

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