Brent pays tribute to Holocaust and genocide victims

20th Willesden Scouts presenting their piece on stage

20th Willesden Scouts presenting their piece on stage - Credit: Archant

Annual event included a ‘Book of Promises’ to unite communities

Gershon Glausiusz signs the Book of Promises

Gershon Glausiusz signs the Book of Promises - Credit: Archant

More than 300 people paid tribute to victims of the Holocaust and other genocides at an annual event held in Brent on Sunday.

A variety of speakers addressed the crowd and organisations including 20th Willesden Scouts and Brent Concert Band performed suitable pieces at Brent Toan Hall.

A ‘Book of Promises’ was presented to Brent Council for anyone to complete with their promise of how they will make a difference in their lives and help unite communities.

Messages from The Book of Promises include:

“Today’s event was very impressive. It has been successful in conveying the real message. I sincerely hope that communities will learn to live in harmony with respect to each other”

“I am more than ever from today committed to bringing peace into my own life and others of other religions.”

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“Promise not to be silent when bad things happen.”

“I promise to keep doing my best for promoting good will within communities.”

“I promise to speak out against prejudice and fight against injustices wherever I find them.”

If you want to sign the book this can be done electronically by sending your message to festivals@brent.gov.uk with your message, please mark it ‘For Book of Promises’.