Many Quakers have taken part and helped with Holocaust Memorial Day in past years. However, due to Covid-19, the Bristol HMD committee has decided not to do a Bristol event in Jan 2021 because we think City Hall won’t be open – even if it is, we could probably only have 30 people. And we see no point in preparing a Bristol Zoom event because our preferred speakers would be of an age where it would be impossible or even dangerous to recruit them. Instead we will encourage everyone to join in the national event, which will be equally accessible on Zoom. Meanwhile In Bristol we will concentrate on updating the Bristol HMD website with local comments and contributions.
This is where local Quakers can contribute! We would love to receive any personal thoughts about Holocaust Memorial Day or the Holocaust itself, to put on the Bristol HMD website, or use in social media. Please send them to me and I will forward them to our ‘tech wizard’ to be included.
submitted by Marian Liebmann