Music programme pupils mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A NUMBER of Glasgow schools involved in Celtic FC Foundation’s Music Programme came together in the City Chambers this week for a commemorative event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Wednesday, January 29.�

Pupils from St Andrew’s Secondary, St Mungo’s Academy and Eastbank Academy formed an orchestra and choral section to premiere the piece ‘Live For Tomorrow’, which had been commissioned by Celtic FC Foundation.

And the St Anne’s Primary School choir (pictured above) performed to the audience with their message of hope for the future.

The event also heard from Dr Alfred Munzer, who was born in Poland before moving to the Netherlands. He and his mother were both imprisoned in a number of concentration camps during the Second World War, and were the only two survivors in his family. They were reunited after the war.

And Arn Chord Pond, a survivor of the genocide in Cambodia in the late 1970s, also spoke about his experiences. He is now a human rights activist as well as being an accomplished musician. �

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is the charity which promotes and supports Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD).�

January 27 is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people killed in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

Celtic FC Foundation thanks Restore The Music Foundation for all of their support.