Holocaust Memorial Day remembrance 30th January 2017

Hounslow reflects and remembers the Holocaust 30 January 2017

Hounslow Council led the commemoration for remembering those affected by the Holocaust and genocides all over the world, with a special event on January 30 2017.

Councillor Ajmer Grewal, Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow and Maria Pedro, Representative Deputy Lieutenant were joined by councillors and council staff to light candles to remember lives lost and the price paid by so many.

Among the specially-invited guests was Susie Barnett, who was born in Germany when the country was under the Nazi rule. At the event, held at the Lampton Park Conference Centre, next door to the Civic Centre, she told of her family’s life in pre-war Germany, how they escaped individually but the price they paid for the experience as a family.

The theme for this year’s commemoration was How Can Life Go On, and the service, with prayers, was led by the Reverend Richard Frank, Area Dean of Hounslow.