Bedford pauses to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Anne Frank's Tree Russell Park

Holocaust Memorial day events will be held at the Anne Frank Plaque, Russell Park tomorrow from 2.30pm, with a ceremony and service to remember those killed under Nazi persecution.

The internationally recognised day, will this year focus on the theme of “Torn From Home” with members of the public being invited to pay their respects in a display of solidarity.

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust explains it is “a time when we seek to learn the lessons of the past and recognise that genocide does not just take place on its own”

Anne Frank's Tree Russell Park close upThe short ceremony will be followed by a Multi Faith Service at The Harper Suite. Mayor Dave Hodgson said “All are welcome to attend the commemoration events to mark the Day as we come together to remember those who were killed”

“These poignant and thought-provoking services remind us of the importance of standing together against racism, discrimination and hatred.”

The ceremony, at The Anne Frank Memorial plaque located between Pembroke and Bower Street in Russell Park will start at 2.30

The following service will be held in the Harpur Suite at 3pm and is expected to last one hour.

Anne Frank's Tree Plaque