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Alsop students will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with special assemblies and a civic service at Liverpool Town Hall.
The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is “How can life go on?” and asks people to think about what happens after genocide and our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime.
On Friday 27 January members of Year 13 will attend the Liverpool Civic Service alongside the Lord Mayor and faith leaders.
Students from Alsop will join students from Florence Melly Community Primary School, Pinehurst Primary School and Broughton Hall Catholic High School to give a presentation of life stories to address the question 'How can life go on?’ King David High School Choir will perform
The guest speaker at the service at Liverpool Town Hall will be Marie van der Zyl, Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.
Marie van der Zyl comments:
“I am very pleased to be in Liverpool to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.
It is so important that we not only remember the Holocaust, but strive to learn lessons from those dark days.
“With our world currently a divided and dangerous place, this has never been more crucial.”
At the service Rabbi Dr Martin Van den Bergh, Childwall Hebrew Congregation will join the Lord Mayor in lighting a memorial candle and there will be prayers and blessings from other faith leaders.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Roz Gladden, comments:
“Holocaust Memorial Day is not only a time to remember those millions who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides but is also a call to action for the present.
“We all have a responsibility over related issues such as hate crime and prejudice to ensure they have no place in our society."
This video clip reminds us why as a school we strive to work together to create a safer and better society.
“We need the courage to take social responsibility for others”
– Bea Green – Holocaust Survivor – HMD 2017