News & Events
27 January 2016
To mark International Holocaust Day cadets and staff from 422 (Corby) Squadron attended a Holocaust Memorial Day Service where they spoke to a concentration camp survivor.
The service was organised by Corby Borough Council to mark the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps.
The message for this year’s memorial was “Learning lessons from the past to create a safer, better future”.
It’s widely regarded as a time for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who were murdered or whose lives were changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
After a short welcome and introduction from Councillor Elise Elliston and reading by students from Lodge Park Academy, guest speaker, Joanna Millan gave a very thought provoking account of her time at Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic.
The cadets and staff had the opportunity to talk with Mrs Millan after the service and asked many questions about her time in the concentration camp before thanking her for such a fascinating talk and her part in the service they learned a great deal from.
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