Imagine waking up to find that the neighbours you have known all your life and even sat next to at school, now walk past you without stopping, now forbid their children from playing with yours, now spit at you and even attack you.
Imagine having nowhere to turn, that the walls are closing in and that there is no escape. Imagine that you have done nothing wrong, yet you are to be punished nonetheless and no one will stand by you.
On Holocaust Memorial Day – 27 January 2013, The Holocaust Memorial Trust is asking people to remember and stand by those who were forced to live through these experiences. they want people to honour those communities which were destroyed in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
There are a number of events across the UK which will recognise and respect these horrific events.
Show Racism the Red Card‘s North East Education Team is taking part in an event in North Tyneside Council’s headquarters which will mark this annual event.
In addition to SRtRC’s John Anderson, speakers at this event will
* Mrs Linda Arkley, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside
* Holy Cross RC Primary School
* Rabbi Aaron Lipsey
* Father Frank Ford
* Waterville Primary School
* Otto Deutsch, keynote speaker
* Southridge First School
* Archdeacon Geoff Miller
* Carville Primary School
* Anne Frank Trust presentation from Grace Dunne
* Tyne Met College students