Pickering library marks Holocaust Memorial Day

This story was published 30 January 2020

Visitors, staff and councillors came together at Pickering library to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

County Council chairman Cllr Jim Clark alongside staff and volunteers at Pickering library

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January remembers those who suffered under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides. This year is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia. 

In the run up to the day, Pickering library aired a webcast by concentration camp survivor Susan Pollack MBE, attended by North Yorkshire County Council chairman Councillor Jim Clark.

“It was a privilege to hear Susan’s story and to voice plans for my intergenerational project, which encourages people who lived through the war in North Yorkshire to share their memories with the younger generation,” said Councillor Clark.

“There will be opportunities for people to get involved in this project around VE Day in May and later in the year around VJ Day.”

Throughout the week, a number of libraries across the county had displays of posters, educational materials, leaflets and books.