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This International Day of Remembrance focuses on the six million Jewish men, women, and children murdered in the Holocaust, as well as the hundreds killed in the Nazi persecution in Germany and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Million people.

This year's theme is "becoming light in the dark".

The mayor of Leeds, councillor Eileen Taylor (Eileen Taylor) will open the event.

Subsequently, Dr. Alessandro Butch, co-director of the Holocaust Learning and Exhibition Center at the University of Huddersfield, and Ben Bakov, chairman of the Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association, will give keynote speeches.

There will also be performance readings of WH Auden's poem "Refugee Blues".

It is part of pre-recorded content for young people from Carriageworks Young Theatre Makers, Breeze Art Foundation of Leeds Theatre, Opera North Youth Choir and Pyramid Art.

Seven pledge statements ignited by representatives of different groups that were persecuted will also be read, including Holocaust survivors, people in need, the LGBT+ community, and Remembering Srebrenica.

The traditional Hebrew commemorative prayer sung by President Rudi Leavor, Chairman of the BEM Bradford Synagogue, will conclude this year's event, and you will be invited to light candles at home.

The Mayor of Leeds and City Councillor Eileen Taylor said: “Although we will not be able to gather in person this year to commemorate the Holocaust Remembrance Day, I am honored to be able to participate in this online event so that the Leeds people have the opportunity to participate in the memorial People murdered in the Holocaust and subsequent genocide."

Leeds City Council Member Judith Blake said: "This year's theme is "Light in the Dark". This is an affirmation and call for action to everyone who commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day.

"This theme requires us to consider different kinds of'darkness': identity-based persecution, misinformation, and denial of justice. Then, we ask us to consider different ways of'becoming light', such as unity, resistance, rescue, and glowing fog."

The service will be displayed online on the Leeds City Hall website at 2pm on January 24 (Sunday):

It will be explained in British Sign Language (BSL).


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