Welwyn Hatfield remembers Holocaust victims

PUBLISHED: 17:14 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 17:14 29 January 2018

Councillor Fitzsimon and Reynold Rosenberg, vice chairman of Welwyn Garden City Synagogue releasing the doves at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC.

Councillor Fitzsimon and Reynold Rosenberg, vice chairman of Welwyn Garden City Synagogue releasing the doves at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC.

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A service to remember those who lost their lives during the Holocaust took place in Hatfield.

Crowds at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC. Crowds at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC.

Welwyn Hatfield marked Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday, January 26, with a ceremony at the Memorial in Links Drive.

The service began with a speech from deputy mayor councillor Barbara Fitzsimon, and was followed by readings, prayers, a minute’s silence and the releasing of doves.

This year’s theme was ‘the power of words’.

After the ceremony, the deputy mayor invited everyone in attendance to join her for a small reception at the Welwyn Garden City Synagogue in Handside Lane.

Deputy mayor Barbara Fitzsimon at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC. Deputy mayor Barbara Fitzsimon at the Welwyn Hatfield Holocaust Memorial service 2018. Picture: WHBC.

Councillor Fitzsimon said: “It is always humbling to see the many communities in Welwyn Hatfield coming together to remember the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, to reflect on the past, and highlight the importance of tolerance and respect in our society.”

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