Council marks Holocaust Memorial Day
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will join other public bodies across the UK in marking Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.
Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual commemoration of the millions of Jewish lives lost during the Holocaust and other genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Darfur and as well as other minorities who suffered Nazi persecution.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be hosting an exhibition at Penarth Pier Pavilion featuring works by artists Nicola Tucker and Philip Ford from Friday 26 January to Wednesday 31 January. The Pavilion exhibition will be open daily from 10am to 4pm. This year’s theme, set by the Holocaust Memorial Trust, is Fragility of Freedom.
The Council will also be lighting some public landmarks in purple over the weekend as a further mark of respect and commemoration for those who’ve suffered as a result of the Holocaust.
Cllr Rhiannon Birch, Cabinet Member for Education, Arts, and Welsh Language said: “The Holocaust Memorial Trust stresses the importance of remembrance, reflecting on and increasing awareness and understanding of the impact of genocide.
“For the past sixteen years, the Vale of Glamorgan Council have marked this event, and doing so helps us to remember and acknowledge past atrocities and raises our awareness of safeguarding against future repetition.”
All are welcome to visit the Fragility of Freedom exhibition, to remember, contemplate and mark Holocaust Memorial Day during this weekend. Both artists will be at the venue on Saturday 27 January.
More information about the artists and their work can be found at www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/artcentral