Holocaust Memorial Day – January 27, 2010 – Soviet War Memorial
The Soviet Memorial Trust Fund, in co-operation with Southwark Council,
will mark this year's Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday, January 27,
2010. This year the date commemorates the 65th anniversary of the
liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by the Soviet
The events include ceremonies at the Tree dedicated by Southwark Council
to Holocaust Memorial Day and an Act of Remembrance at the Soviet War
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Jeffrey Hook, representatives from CIS
embassies, British Second World War veterans and other individuals and
organisations supporting the SMTF will lay wreaths at the Soviet War
Memorial during the Act of Remembrance. The short ceremony will include
brief addresses from key participants, the sounding of the Last Post and a
two minute silence.
The Soviet War Memorial is located in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park,
adjacent to the Imperial War Museum London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ.
Members of the public are welcome. Further details can be obtained from
Ralph Gibson, Honorary Secretary of the SMTF. Tel: 020 7370 3002 / Eml:
Programme for Wednesday, January 27, 2010:
Participants gather in front of the main entrance to the Imperial War
Museum London, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ.
Participants process to Southwark Council's Holocaust Memorial Tree in
adjacent Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
Service at Holocaust Memorial Tree led by Rabbi Alan Greenbat. Following
the service, participants move to the nearby Soviet War Memorial for an
Act of Remembrance led by SMTF Chairman Philip Matthews.
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Soviet Memorial Trust Fund
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January 27 – Holocaust Memorial Day – is the date in 1945 when the Nazi
death camp at Auschwitz was liberated by units of the Red (Soviet) Army.
The Soviet War Memorial in London was unveiled on May 9, 1999. It is
dedicated to the 27,000,000 Soviet war dead of 1941-1945. The SMTF
organises three main ceremonies at the Memorial each year – on January 27
(Holocaust Memorial Day), May 9 (Victory Day – as marked in Russia and
eastern Europe), and Remembrance Sunday in November.