Buckingham Town Council commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January 2023 with a special service to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
The ceremony took place around Bourton Park’s Memorial Stone and was hosted by the Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Anja Schaefer, with readings from the community and local school children.
The memorial stone was installed in 2021 and is bedrock, sourced from Buckingham’s Brackley Road cemetery. It was transported, as a gesture to the community, by local firm Paragon Tool Hire. Buckingham Town Council employed local stonemason and a master letter carver Louis Francis, to engrave the Holocaust Memorial Day emblem and wording.
Cllr. Anja Schaefer, Deputy Town Mayor said: “On this Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the millions of ordinary people who were murdered in one of the most brutal, most life-denying events in human history. We must keep their memories alive – for them and their descendants, and for ourselves. If you can, please join us for a moment of reflection at the Holocaust Memorial Stone on Friday 27th January 2023”.