Genocide is the deliberate policy of extermination of a selected group of people.

Whilst the Holocaust is an unparalleled Jewish tragedy and we must always remember it and honour its Jewish and non-Jewish victims.

Holocaust Memorial Day is not just a memorial to six million innocent Jewish men, women and children. It is a stark warning to us all of the dangers of hate and intolerance in our world; and where it can lead.

Soon there will be no eye witnesses left to bear witness to the immense evil of the Holocaust.

Other terrible Genocides have happened in more recent times in places like Bosnia, Cambodia and Rwanda. It falls upon us all not to forget and not to turn our faces away. We must learn to recognise wickedness and to exercise vigilance to prevent future slaughter.

These powerful 3 lines were scratched anonymously into a wall by a nameless victim:

I believe in the Sun even when it’s not shining

I believe in Love even when I don’t feel it

I believe in God even when He is silent

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