Our Councillors at North Kesteven District Council joined in prayer for the victims of the Holocaust and all the atrocities made against those of Jewish Faith. The Council buildings were lit purple, to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz on January 27, 1945 and the flag of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust was flown.
“It is important to all our members , showing solidarity with the aims of promoting a tolerant and just society, free of prejudice and hatred. Wherever we are, we today remember those who were murdered just for being who they were. We pledge to make a stand against prejudice and hatred today and everyday”, said Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents.
Councillors and the community brought shoes in remembrance of men, women and children who were forced to take off their shoes, leaving their only items of value, whilst they were shot dead into the Danube in Hungary. 20,000 people were brutally shot in this way.
“Shoes on the Danube Promenade” is a haunting tribute to this horrific time in history, created by film director Can Togay and the sculptor, Gyula Pauer. Installed along the bank of the Danube River in Budapest, the monument consists of 60 pairs of 1940s-style shoes, true to life in size and detail, sculpted out of iron.
January 27th 2023