"That this Council recognises that the Holocaust was unprecedented in its character and horror, will always hold universal meaning, must never be forgotten and
In order to ensure current and future generations understand the causes of the Holocaust and reflect upon its consequences, request that officers bring back a report on the possibility of arranging a small series of events in North Down surrounding Holocaust Memorial Day 2013.
Costs for such events to be covered via current budgetary estimates for 2012/13."
Copy of my speech in support of my motion below;
Holocaust Memorial Day took place this year on 27 January, the same day 67 years later when Auschwitz was liberated in 1945.