Welwyn Hatfield marks Holocaust memorial day

A CEREMONY to remember those who died during the worst genocide of the 20th century will take place next week.

To commemorate the six million Jews that were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust, Welwyn Hatfield Council will be staging a memorial service in Hatfield on Wednesday.

The ceremony, which has been organised to mark the 10th annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), will take place between Queensway and Link Drive.

Among those due to attend will be Welwyn Hatfield mayor Kim Langley and former borough councillor Dr Dennis Lewis. Residents are welcome to attend.

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

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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 some short readings and personal accounts of the Holocaust, starts at 11am.

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A small reception will then take place afterwards at the Lord William Cecil Memorial Hall in French Horn Lane, Hatfield.

For more information about HMD, visit www.hmd.org.uk

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