Student Nicole Henry writes:
On the 27/01/17, I took part in remembering the Holocaust and other genocides around the world through a day presented by UK Jewish Film and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, with the theme of ‘How can life go on?’
The event was attended by various leaders from across the region, and we even met the Mayor of Manchester!
We watched different short films which demonstrated the situations that people found themselves in during the atrocities of World War II. It was a sombre and thought provoking event. However, it’s important to remember that we as humans are capable of wonderful things; we can show compassion and friendship, which some people did during the war when the Nazis persecuted the Jewish people. But humanity can also be hateful, ruthless and evil. We need to remember that the Holocaust happened because power got into the wrong hands and not enough people tried to stop it. Clearly, this message needs to be told over and over again because still people are suffering in genocides today.
I encourage people to notice these things and do all they can to help end. I feel Holocaust Memorial Day is one of the days that this message can truly be shared and heard by all people. Remember, you have a voice and you can help people not to forget, and make the world a slightly safer place. Maybe YOU could take part in the trip next year?