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People to pay respects to millions killed in Holocaust at Building Bridges event at Hertsmere Borough Council
Hundreds will pause in silent tribute to remember the millions of Jewish people killed by the Nazis.
Hertsmere Borough Council is holding an event for religious leaders and school children across the borough to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The service – themed Building Bridges – is being held to mark those who have experienced the Holocaust and other genocides.
During the day, children from Hertswood Academy, Thrift Farm Lane, and Yavneh College, Hillside Avenue, will be giving a presentation about the genocide in Rwanda.
Students from Purcell School, Bushey, will also be paying their respects to those killed during the war with a musical performance.
Mayor of Hertsmere Pat Strack said: “We are fortunate to live in a diverse community where the majority of people are tolerant of others and their beliefs.
“The strongest communities are those that celebrate differences and where this is respect for it all.”
Holocaust Memorial Day falls on January 27 each year. It is the anniversary of the day the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp, Aushwitz Birkenau.
All are welcome to attend the event at the council offices, in Elstree Way, Borehamwood, on Monday, January 28 at 10.15am.