People will remember the atrocities of the Holocaust and more recent genocides, stand against persecution and celebrate the resilience of the human spirit at an inter-faith service.
The service will be held at Lynn Town Hall on Sunday, January 26, and will include representatives from the local Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities.
Canon Christopher Ivory will lead the service, which will include readings from the Soroptimists and representatives of the King’s Lynn Area Resettlement Support (KLARS).
Children from St Martha’s Catholic School in Gaywood, will sing during the service.
Nick Daubney, West Norfolk Council leader and Elizabeth Watson, borough mayor, will also attend.
Mrs Watson, said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is a great opportunity to demonstrate to local people of all faiths that we stand united in our condemnation of the atrocities which have taken place in the past and to highlight the need for tolerance and understanding in future generations.”
The service will be one of many taking place across the country to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (January 27, which is the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz in 1945).
In 2001 a memorial tree was planted in Lynn to mark the first Holocaust Memorial Day. A commemorative wreath will be laid at the tree after the service.
All are welcome to attend the service, which begins at noon.