Trust staff mark Holocaust
HOLOCAUST Memorial Day was marked with
the support of the Trust branch of Unison at Southport Hospital.
Branch officers recently returned from a Unison North West educational visit to
the former Nazi death camps, in Poland.
They spoke about their experiences to Trust staff, patients and visitors,
offering tea lights to place in the Hospital prayer room.
Holocaust Memorial Day coincides with the liberation of the Auschwitz by the Red
Army in 1945. Today there are fewer than 10 survivors of the camp still alive.
John Flannery, Staff Side lead for the Trust, said:- "As well as
remembering those who died we're acting as living witnesses to the Holocaust as
it begins to pass from living memory."
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is the charity that promotes and supports
Holocaust Memorial Day. It has taken place in the UK since 2001, with a UK event
and over 5,590 local activities taking place on or around 27 January each year.