HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL: Newcastle marks Holocaust Day

| 29 January 2003

Newcastle residents were among young people across the UK participating in Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

Young people in Newcastle, aged 13 to 21, decorated a rock with a message of peace, something to represent their own culture or something important about their lives. The rocks were then used to build a celebration cairn at Newcastle City Library.

Jill Bauld, youth coordinator for the City Council, said: "This is a very colourful public statement by our young people. It is also especially appropriate for National Holocaust Memorial Day, which this year reflects on the ongoing discriminations that modern children face."

Information can be found at www.holocaustmemorialday.gov.uk.

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