The 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day – 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25 years after the genocide in Bosnia – will be marked in Barnet on Sunday 26 January.
The commemoration will be at the Rickett Quadrangle within Middlesex University in The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4BT. The memorial service will begin at 2.30pm and attendees are asked to arrive and be seated by 2.15pm.
There will be music from the London Cantorial Singers, the Alyth Choir, The Barnet Band and the Youth Music Centre.
Speakers will include a survivor of the Srebrenica genocide of more than 8,000 people during the Bosnian War. A Holocaust survivor who survived a Nazis camp during the Second World War will light a memorial candle during the remembrance ceremony.
The Worshipful Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Caroline Stock, said: “We will remember everyone who has been affected by atrocities of the past and present across the world. We are genuinely privileged to live in a peaceful and democratic society. I am proud to be part of our diverse and multicultural borough where our growing population live side by side. Together, we are Barnet.”
The theme for 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day is Stand Together. Speakers for this year’s event are still to be confirmed. The full programme will be made available on the council’s website at www.barnet.gov.uk in early January.