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Reading prepares to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A special evening of reflection to remember victims of the Holocaust and other genocides will be held in Reading Borough Council later this month.

This year, the event will see an address by one of the Kinder children,  Lord Alfred Dubs,  who arrived in the UK in 1939 as a six-year-old refugee fleeing the persecution of Jews in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. He was one of 669 children who escaped the Holocaust on trains from Prague organised by British stockbroker – and local man – Sir Nicholas Winton.

The evening will also include a presentation on Human Rights abuses in Darfur, an update on the City of Sanctuary and a performance from the Maidenhead Synagogue Choir.

The moving and thought-provoking event will take place at Reading Borough Council’s offices from 6pm on Wednesday, January 25. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

For more information contact the Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality on 0118 951 0279 or info@acre-reading.org