Holocaust stories are “humbling”

Holocaust Memorial Day at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax'organiser Viviana Archer-Todde (centre) with guest speakers Rudi Leavor (left) and Eugene Black
Holocaust Memorial Day at The Victoria Theatre, Halifax'organiser Viviana Archer-Todde (centre) with guest speakers Rudi Leavor (left) and Eugene Black
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PEOPLE united in silence to remember victims of the Holocaust and genocides across the world.

Speakers at the event at the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, including Iby Knill and Eugene Black spoke about their Holocaust experiences.

Modern-day survivor including Roben Mutwirz talked about Zimbabwe.

Congo survivor Kongosi Mussanzi reduced many to tears talking about her escape from Congo.

Music was provided by O’Hooley & Tidow and Crossley Heath Wind Band and Mayor of Calderdale Keith Watson led a minute’s silence.

Councillor Watson said: “It is a humbling experience to hear the untold stories of people who have survived atrocities or who have fled their countries to avoid persecution.

“The speakers and performers eloquently contributed to the commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day whilst leaving members of the audience their reality and thoughts for our future words and actions. As always it was a moving and memorable evening.”

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