Local community groups, school children and councillors will gather at the Guildhall on Monday 27 January, to reflect on the millions of people killed during the Second World War under Nazi persecution.
The ceremony will take place in the Guildhall’s Great Hall at 6:30pm and there will be a number of speakers and performances, including contributions by children and young people from Briar Hill Primary School, Abbeyfield Secondary School and the Borough Council’s Northampton Youth Forum.
There will also be a short flower laying ceremony at 12 noon on Monday 27 January which will take place at the Holocaust Memorial Stone in The Courtyard at The Guildhall.
Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and also recognises other genocides around the world.
“It’s important for us as a community to come together and spare some time to mark this international event. I hope that everyone will join us for the ceremony on Monday (27 January) to reflect on the many people who suffered from prejudice because of their religious beliefs or nationality.”
Both events are open to everyone but booking is essential for the evening ceremony. Anyone planning to attend should contact Northampton Borough Council’s Communities and Partnerships Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01604 837795.