Public urged ‘don’t stand by’

Holocaust Memorial day theme.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, which will take place on 27 January, is ‘Don’t stand by’.

The organisers, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said: ‘The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed insidious persecution to take root. Whilst some actively supported or facilitated state policies of persecution, the vast majority stood by silently – at best, afraid to speak out; at worst, indifferent. Bystanders enabled the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides.’

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