Newham children to mark Holocaust anniversary

Around 150 schoolchildren will be joining Mayor Sir Robin Wales at Newham Town Hall in East Ham today for Holocaust Memorial Day.

Candles will be lit to marks the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: “The act of remembering is our opportunity to learn the lessons from the Nazi persecution, strengthen our resolve to tackle anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination and ensure that more recent genocides are neither forgotten nor repeated.”

The theme of this year’s event, from 10am to 12 noon, is ‘speak up, speak out’.