AFC Bournemouth is again supporting Holocaust Memorial Day which takes place on Wednesday 27th January.
It is a day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
This year’s theme is be the light in the darkness and a Holocaust Memorial Day event has been planned by the Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, AFC Bournemouth will be unable to host Henry Schachter (pictured above) as we have in previous years.
Mr Schachter, who lives in Bournemouth, has previously been invited to Vitality Stadium to give a first-hand account of how he survived and lived through the Holocaust of World War II.
The Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee’s event is on Sunday 24th January via Zoom (between 3pm and 4.15pm).
The link will be sent out a few days before the event to those who have registered through Eventbrite. Click here to register.
It will begin with an act of commemoration during which they will be asking everyone to light a small candle from the comfort of their own home.
John Corben, Chair of the Trevor Chadwick Trust, will be speaking about a local unsung hero and their pivotal role in the Kindertransport, while Marylin Dexter will be talking about her father’s role in the liberation of Bergen-Belsen.
AFC Bournemouth adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism in January 2020 which was also adopted by the Premier League.