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Holocaust Memorial Day Events in Cornwall

Several events were held during the weekend of January 25-28th throughout Cornwall to remember and honour the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. 

Many members of Kehillat Kernow turned out to participate by visiting schools, giving commentaries, saying prayers and attending exhibitions.

At Truro Cathedral, candle lighting ceremonies on Friday and Saturday, along with an exhibition about the catastrophic effects of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance mounted by the Cornwall Police Diversity Team and the Inter-faith Forum, took place.

At the Peace Pole at the Dor Kemmyn Field at Penmount Crematorium in Truro, members of the Faith Forum conducted prayers for peace and remembrance of those innocent victims lost in the Holocaust. At the Redruth Baptist Church, spearheaded by Elder Andrew Chapple, the third year this church has conducted Holocaust Remembrance ceremonies, a special Anne Frank Exhibition was mounted along with candle lighting for the six million Jews annihilated by the Nazis and followed by prayers from the Baptist Community and the Jewish Community of Cornwall.

In Plymouth, a HMD luncheon was held along with the religious and memorial programme to highlight those lost in the Holocaust and in the Rwandan genocide.

View Photo Album taken at Truro Baptist Church

View Photo Album at the Truro Cathedral & Dor Kemyn