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RP to lend support to Llandudno Holocaust Memorial Day service

RP to lend support to Llandudno Holocaust Memorial Day service

Rydal Penrhos will lend its support to a special remembrance event later this month.

The school will once again be in attendance at a service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in Llandudno on Sunday, January 27 from 6.30pm.

Members of the school’s choir will be on hand to perform at the event, as will Rydal Penrhos’ Community Choir.

This is a number of different community events that the school takes part in throughout the year, with a large contingent contributing significantly to the recent Remembrance Sunday service in Colwyn Bay.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “We are very proud of our involvement within the community here at Rydal Penrhos, and the Holocaust Memorial Day Service is something we have been enormously privileged to be associated with in recent years.”

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since.

The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.

Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler.

 

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