A multi-faith commemoration to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will take place in Bedford on Monday.
On Sunday the world will remember the millions of people who died during the holocaust, and Monday’s service, which takes place at the Anne Frank tree in Russell Park at midday, will be a chance for Bedford people to get involved.
Dave Hodgson, the mayor of Bedford, said: “This event is always incredibly moving. It sees us all come together with shared compassion, no matter what our background and beliefs.
“It also provides us with a crucial opportunity to remind ourselves of the lessons that these tragedies teach us about the impact of intolerance and discrimination of any form.”
The service will be conducted by Reverend Mike Fudger, co-chair of Bedford Council of Faiths and to follow there will be a civic commemoration at 12.45pm in The Harpur Suite.
Reverend Cassandra Howes, who is also co-chair of the Council of Faiths, said: “It’s important that we remember and acknowledge the past but more important that we move on and work together to create a hopeful future”.
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