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Wales Office minister marks Holocaust Memorial Day

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Wales Office minister Baroness Jenny Randerson will attend a service in Cardiff today (28 January) to pay tribute to victims of The Holocaust

Wales Office Minister, Baroness Jenny Randerson will attend a commemorative service in Cardiff today (28 January) to pay tribute toall those who have been the victims of The Holocaust. 

Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) is a national event dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of genocide and to the honour of the survivors of hatred regimes worldwide. The theme for the 2013 commemoration is ‘Communities Together: Build a Bridge’.  

Wales’s National Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked by a service at City Hall in Cardiff.  

Baroness Randerson said:

Holocaust Memorial Day allows us to reflect upon  the appalling consequences of persecution. It provides the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to those who have suffered and died as a result.  It also reminds us of the courage shown by the survivors of genocide and the importance of learning lessons from these tragic events.   

This year’s message of Holocaust Memorial Day ‘Communities Together: Build a Bridge ’  is one we must all take to heart and act upon.  Today, we  can all take the opportunity to reflect upon the ways in which we live our lives and look at how we can  create better, stronger communities together.