REDDITCH Borough Council is calling on residents to get involved with Holocaust Memorial Day Committee to help shape the town's commemoration events.

The committee is made up of individuals and councillors who come together to advise how Holocaust Memorial Day should be recognised in Redditch.

The day takes place every January to honour the memory of all victims of genocide in the world and to strive to ensure that atrocities are not allowed to happen again.

Planning for Holocaust Memorial Day starts each autumn, and the council are looking for interested people or groups to join the committee, which will meet monthly between September and January.

Holocaust survivor Mindu Hornick, an inspirational grandmother who survived the horrors of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, shared her story in Redditch in 2020.

Organisers hope to build upon the success of previous years with a larger online community led programme, alongside a small civic commemoration.

Schools and community organisations are invited to take part to help raise the profile of Holocaust Memorial Day locally and make it accessible to even more people.

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Steering Group at Redditch Borough Council, said: “Through Holocaust Memorial Day we stand together as a community to honour the memory of victims of genocide across the world. It is important we continue to remember, recognise and learn from such atrocities.

“We are keen to expand community membership on the Committee and would particularly welcome any younger people who might be interested in getting involved. The theme for 2022 is ‘One Day’ and it provides us all with the opportunity to imagine one day in the future without genocide or to learn from one day in history.”

To get involved or for further information, contact Emily Payne on 01527 548284 or email