Holocaust to be remembered at King’s Lynn service

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Lynn’s annual Holocaust Memorial Day service will be held at the town hall next Sunday, January 24, at noon.

The multi-faith service, which will involve members of the town’s Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities, will be led by Canon Christopher Ivory, of King’s Lynn Minster.

It will be followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in Tower Gardens.

The theme of this year’s commemorations, which mark the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, is Don’t Stand By.

West Norfolk’s mayor, Colin Manning, who will also take part in the commemorations, said: “I would ask us all at this time to consider our individual responsibilities not to be bystanders to hate-crime and prejudice, nor to international threats of genocide.

“We must ensure that the Holocaust and subsequent genocides are not forgotten, trivialised or denied.

“I consider it an honour to be laying a wreath at the service and I invite people from all faiths to mark this day together.”