Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will be marked in Christchurch, with a commemoration service at The Captain’s Club Hotel followed by a Wreath Laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial site on the Quomps, at Christchurch Quay.
When? Monday 28 January at 10am.
The Vicar of Christchurch, Reverend Canon Charles Stewart, will begin the memorial, before leading prayers alongside Rabbi Jesner, of Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation and the Bournemouth Reform Synagogue (BJRC).
Also in attendance will be guests from the Royal British Legion and Royal Navy Association, along with school children from Christchurch Junior School, Priory School, Burton Primary School and Highcliffe St Mark School, who will join the Mayor in laying wreaths at the memorial site.
Attendees will have the honour of hearing first-hand stories from Benjamin Thomas, whose mother was a refugee who was taken from her home in Germany on the St Louis, but was refused entry to the US. Her story captures the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day this year (‘Torn from Home’).