Hertsmere to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

A SERVICE to remember those who died during the worst genocide of the 20th century will take place in Hertsmere tomorrow (Wednesday).

To commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, the borough council is staging a two minutes’ silence at the civic offices in Borehamwood.

The ceremony, which has been organised to mark the 10th annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), will be attended by Hertsmere mayor Rosemary Gilligan, plus other elected members and council officers.

Children from local schools have also been invited and residents are welcome to attend.

During the Holocaust the European Jewry was decimated as men, women and children were systematically put to death in concentration camps across the continent.

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Homosexuals, gypsies and the disabled were also murdered in their thousands as Adolf Hitler and his followers strived to create an ‘Aryan’ race.

The service, which will also feature readings, a short film and music, starts at 10.40am.

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