IT is estimated that six million Jews were brutally slaughtered during World War II as well as millions of other ethnic minorities including gypsies and the disabled. The world - including the UK - remembers them annually on January 27, which is known as Holocaust Memorial Day. Here's what you need to know... Hitler's genocide, known as Shoah in Hebrew, wiped out two thirds of Europe's Jewish population - including an estimated 1.5m children. These horrific killings, which took place between 1941 and 1945, shook the world. Few survived the attacks - Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel was among the lucky ones. Here we explain everything you need to know about Holocaust Memorial Day. What is Holocaust Memorial Day? The focus of Holocaust Memorial Day is to remember the atrocities of the Second World War, and ensure that mankind doesn't repeat the horrific mistakes of its past. HMB is a UK remembrance day, which we have followed since 2001. The event is also in tribute to … [Read more...] about When is Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, what is this year’s theme and how is it marked?
It's Memorial Day weekend, and I won't be blogging over it, as I'm going to be enjoying my long weekend! (And I hope you are, too.) But I'd like to leave you with some reflections on our history of Space Exploration in this country. (This was originally posted last year.) There are wonderful things going on in Space Exploration these days, and we know an unprecedented amount about our planet, solar system, galaxy, and Universe as a result of all the exploration that we've done. In fact, that's most of what I write about here. But another huge part of that exploration has been manned spaceflight, and we've learned a tremendous amount about ourselves and how we both relate to and depend on this world as a result of that. But there's been a cost, too. Being a NASA astronaut is dangerous, and there have been a number of accidents and crashes that have claimed the lives of NASA astronauts. (Not to mention the losses suffered by other space explorers.) Today, I'd like to remember some of the … [Read more...] about Remember them this Memorial Day!
PUBLISHED: 12:56 22 January 2019 Daniel Hickey Holocaust memorial service at Blackfriars Jewish cemetery, Great Yarmouth. Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2011 A Holocaust memorial service will be held this weekend in Great Yarmouth on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The annual Holocaust Memorial Day service at the small Jewish cemetery on Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. A stone laid on top of a grave stone. Picture: James Bass Great Yarmouth Borough Council is inviting members of the public to attend a short civic ceremony at Blackfriars Jewish Cemetery, in Blackfriars Road, on Sunday January 27 at noon.The annual service, commemorating the 6m Jews who perished under the Nazi regime during the Second World War, will include a two-minute silence.Bread will be passed to attendees as a token of remembrance, and Cllr Mary Coleman, the mayor, will lay a wreath on behalf of all residents. January 27 marks the day Auschwitz Birkenau, the … [Read more...] about Residents invited to Holocaust Memorial Day service
PUBLISHED: 10:33 21 January 2019 James Carr Waveney District Council chairman Frank Mortimer and Deputy Mayor of Lowestoft Peter Knight lay a wreath at last year's Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony 2018. Picture: Nick Butcher Archant © 2018 A wreath-laying ceremony will be staged to honour and remember those killed in the Holocaust and the genocides of Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The service at Lowestoft Railway Station on Monday, January 28, to provide and opportunity for “reflection and remembrance” on Holocaust Memorial Day. Chairman of WDC Frank Mortimer and Lowestoft mayor Ian Graham will lay a wreath while representatives from Waveney Youth Council will also lay a wreath on behalf of local young people. This will then be followed by a moment of reflection lead by Rev. Matthew Payne. Mr Mortimer said: “Holocaust Memorial Day offers an opportunity for reflection and remembrance of the millions who died during the … [Read more...] about Wreath-laying ceremony to honour victims on Holocaust Memorial Day
Thanks to winter's good graces, Breckenridge Ski Resort is poised for its longest season since the mid-1990s.The resort on Friday announced plans to remain open through Memorial Day, at least six weeks longer than anticipated. Breckenridge spokeswoman Sara Lococo credited the 197 inches of snow tallied at the resort since chairs started turning Nov. 7."Incredible," she said, especially considering Breckenridge didn't hit 200 inches until the end of March last season."And our elevation definitely helps out in terms of preserving snow late in the season," Lococo said. Premium Colorado artist's legendary ski maps coming soon to a coffee table near you Seth Boster Skiers and riders can expect to play on the resort's upper reaches come spring. The plan is to have access out of Peak 7, with advanced- and expert-level terrain also available in Peak 8 bowls.Vail Inc. could score another big win later this year with another resort it owns. Pending approval from the U.S. Forest … [Read more...] about Breckenridge Ski Resort plans to remain open through Memorial Day