Victims of the Holocaust were remembered at City Hall today, where the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was joined by Members of the London Assembly, MPs, Rabbi Joseph Dweck, and Holocaust survivors in a poignant ceremony held for Holocaust Memorial Day.
This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme, ‘The Power of Words’, is a reminder of how words can make a difference – both for good and for evil. From propaganda that incites hatred, or slogans written in resistance, through to poignant memoirs of the victims and survivors of genocide.
Reflecting this year’s theme, the Mayor read an excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank. In the passage, Anne describes her dream of becoming a writer, so that she can “go on living even after my death”.
Rabbi Joseph Dweck addressed the audience and performed a Memorial Prayer. Jennette Arnold OBE AM, Chair of the London Assembly, opened the event.