Holocaust Memorial Day

Conservative led Rugby Borough Council has issued a press release commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cllr. Seb Lowe, Conservative Leader of Rugby Borough Council, said in the press release; “On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, this simple act of commemoration represents the unity of Rugby’s communities in standing together against genocide and hate. The holocaust and subsequent genocides all started with division, distrust and hatred."

Mark Pawsey, Member of Parliament for Rugby and Bulkington signed the Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment to remember those who were murdered during the Holocaust 75 years ago, he said; “I will never forget visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau with a group of students from Rugby. It is vitally important that future generations know what happened. Holocaust Memorial Day is a chance for all of us to reflect on the lessons of history, both of the terrible events of the Holocaust and on other genocides which have happened since.”

Full council press release

Photo: Cllr. Lowe, "By standing together we can remember our common humanity and make sure that our differences never again lead to genocide. I invite all of Rugby’s residents to join me in spending a few minutes today in quiet reflection, remembering the victims of the holocaust and their families.”