Here's why there will be a 'Stand Together' sign in the window of Rugby's town hall

Rugby Borough Council is marking Holocaust Memorial Day with an illuminated “Stand Together” banner displayed in the window of Rugby Town Hall.

Monday, 27th January 2020, 3:47 pm
Updated Monday, 27th January 2020, 3:51 pm
Rugby Town Hall with this year's 'Stand Together' Holocaust Memorial banner.

The council is also calling on residents to spend a few minutes in quiet reflection today, January 27, as we mark 75 years to the day since Soviet troops marched into Auschwitz concentration camp.

Every year Holocaust Memorial Day is marked on January 27, and this year 'Stand Together' is the logo for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust’s 2020 commemoration.

Cllr Seb Lowe, leader of Rugby Borough Council, said: “On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, this simple act of commemoration represents the unity of Rugby’s communities in standing together against genocide and hate.

“The holocaust and subsequent genocides all started with division, distrust and hatred.

“By standing together we can remember our common humanity and make sure that our differences never again lead to genocide.

“I invite all of Rugby’s residents to join me in spending a few minutes today in quiet reflection, remembering the victims of the holocaust and their families.”

For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day see www.hmd.org.uk