The Medway commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day will take place at Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School in Rochester on Sunday 27 January at 11am.
The annual event provides an opportunity for everyone to remember the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides since, in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.

Students from local primary and secondary schools as well as Mid Kent College will perform a selection of readings, poetry, drama and music relating to this year’s national theme, “Communities Together: Build a Bridge”.

The free event is open to everyone and is organised by Chatham Memorial Synagogue, which represents the Jewish community in mid and north Kent, Medway Council, Rochester Cathedral, the Medway Inter-faith Action Forum and Medway Youth Parliament.

The Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Rodney Chambers, said: “In remembering the Holocaust we make a pledge that the victims will never be forgotten, and that the causes and effects of all such atrocities will be understood by our future generations. We are pleased to be once again involving younger people as well as several local organisations in marking this most important day.”
For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day, go to www.hmd.org.uk