Stockport Lib Dems mark ‘One Day’ for Holocaust Memorial Day

Stockport Liberal Democrats join with others in marking ‘One Day’, the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day.

Stockport Council are marking the occasion later today with a commemorative event online, within the restrictions required by Covid.

Speaking ahead of the commemoration, Cllr Wendy Meikle, Deputy Leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall, said: “I am honoured to represent my Group at this solemn but important commemoration, taking ‘One Day’ to think about those who suffered and died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.

“I will be thinking about 27th January 1945, the day that Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated and the date chosen for Holocaust Memorial Day itself. The Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration and death camp was the site of the largest mass-murder in history and it is vitally important that we remember those who suffered and died there, as well as all other victims of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides.”

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Lib Dems at Stockport Town Hall, added: “My own visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau brought home the scale and cruelty of the suffering in the Holocaust. In marking Holocaust Memorial Day, at a time when liberal values are being challenged across the world, we must continue to challenge antisemitism, fight prejudice and intolerance, and do all we can to oppose all forms of bigotry.”

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