Hatfield marks Holocaust Memorial Day

DIGNITARIES, politicians and residents young and old came together in Hatfield today (Wednesday), to remember those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during World War Two.

The 10th annual Holocaust Memorial Day took place across the world, remembering the 6 million Jews that were murdered in the worst genocide of the 20th century.

It is held each year on January 27 to commemorate the day in 1945 when the Soviet Army liberated the Nazi’s largest concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, where around 1 million people were systematically murdered, the overwhelming majority Jewish.

In Hatfield, the service between Queensway and Link Drive was attended by residents, schoolchildren, borough mayor Kim Langley, former borough councillor Dr Dennis Lewis and Welwyn Hatfield neighbourhood inspector Ian Grout.

Cllr Langley said: “It was a very poignant, moving and simple ceremony. It was very well attended, I’m very pleased with the amount of people there.

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“We were thinking not only of what happened during World War Two, but sadly what’s still happening around the world today.”

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