Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) will be marked in Maybole on Wednesday, January 27 with the usual service at the Greenside beginning at 10.45am. Organisers are the Maybole branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland and the service will be led by its former chaplain Fr Philip Kitchen.
“Don’t stand by” is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.
The Holocaust and subsequent genocides took place because the local populations allowed insidious persecution to take root.
Whilst some actively supported or facilitated state policies of persecution, the vast majority stood by silently – at best, afraid to speak out; at worst, indifferent. Bystanders enabled the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides.