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Refugees reflect on their experience

A Syrian man who lives in East Herts and the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire Robert Voss will be telling the stories of their refugee experiences at East Herts Council's Holocaust Memorial Day event next month.

­­­­Readings will be based around this year's theme of Torn From Home. Also taking part is the Zemel choir which will be performing songs of Jewish significance and recently sang at Westminster Abbey.

Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27 is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The council event is on Thursday January 24at Wallfields, Pegs Lane, Hertford SG13 8EQ. It will last for around one hour followed by light refreshments.

The council's vice chairman Jonathan Kaye said: "Torn from Home encourages us to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call home is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide."

 

To attend the event please RSVP to chairmans.office@eastherts.gov.uk with your name by Monday January 14 and we'll send you the start time.

 

 

January 7 2019