A special service was held by Buckingham Town Council in remembrance of Holocaust Memorial Day.
The service was held on Friday, January 27th, 2023, at 11 a.m. near the Memorial Stone in Bourton Park.
Cllr Anja Schaefer, Deputy Town Mayor, hosted the ceremony, which included readings from members of the community and local schoolchildren. The ceremony began at 11 a.m. at the eastern end of Bourton Park, near the Holocaust Memorial Stone.
On Holocaust Memorial Day, the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust are remembered, as are the millions of people killed because of Nazi persecution of other groups and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
Every year on January 27th, Holocaust Memorial Day is observed. Across the UK, iconic landmarks and buildings will be lit up purple, and people will light candles in their windows to protest prejudice and hatred.
The Brackley Road cemetery in Buckingham provided the bedrock for the memorial stone, which was installed in 2021. As a service to the neighbourhood, local business Paragon Tool Hire transported it.