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Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January 2010

Sixty-five years ago, on the 27th January 1945, Allied Forces found and entered the horrors of Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

What happened there and at all other Concentration Camps that were run by the Nazi Party are well documented, including documentaries, films and books.

Each year on the anniversary of the discovery of Auschwitz-Birkenau, events are held all over the world to remember those who lost their lives in these camps.

Men's Sexual Health will be attending many of these events throughout Wiltshire and Swindon, some are open to the public, and some are run specifically by organisations for their staff.

The largest public event this year will be taking place at Salisbury Guildhall, starting at 7pm on Wednesday 27th January 2010. This event has been organised by Salisbury Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

It will be a time to respectfully reflect and remember all those that died, reading will take place and candles will be lit, by representatives of all the key groups that were affected, including representatives from Disabled people, Gypsies, Black people, Polish people, Jewish People, LGBT people, Jehovah Witnesses, Trade Unionist people and other victim groups.

If you would like to attend, please feel free to join us, and others, in the remembrance.

Further information on Holocaust Memorial Day can be found at the Legacy of Hope website.