Faiths unite in memory of Holocaust
Jan 29 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
PEOPLE from different faiths and no faith at all united to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day at Huddersfield Hindu Temple.
Vicar of Huddersfield, Catherine Ogle, and Huddersfield Interfaith Council chairwoman, Kiran Bali, joined others to share thoughts on the holocaust. Six million Jews, as well as gypsies, homosexuals, disabled people and political and religious opponents were murdered by the Nazis.
Guests at the temple on Zetland Street spoke on how to make the world a more tolerant and peaceful place and made pledges to help eliminate discrimination.
They lit candles to remember victims and for a brighter future.
Kiran said: “We must respect our differences but being different doesn’t mean we should discriminate.
“Education should lead to a better understanding.”
The Rev Ogle, who spoke of a Polish person whose mother had hidden a Jewish child from the Nazis, added: “We have it in us to be evil and to be good and it is really important to encourage each other to choose the right way.”