Chairman invites residents to Holocaust Memorial Day service in Rayleigh

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The chairman of Rochford District Council, Cllr Robin Dray, would like to invite residents of the Rochford District to attend our annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service.

This day marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, and also pays tribute to the victims of other genocides that have occurred around the globe.

This year is of particular note, as it is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian genocide.

Cllr Dray said: “It is important to commemorate all victims of persecution around the world on this memorable occasion and I would encourage local residents to attend this service.’

The service will be held on January 24 at the Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rayleigh.

Starting at 14.00pm, the service will be hosted by the chairman’s chaplain, Rev David Oxtoby, and will feature a moving talk from Holocaust survivor, Mr Leslie Kleinman, and a presentation from Fitzwimarc sixth form students.

If you would like to attend this free event, please either call or email the Civic Officer at [email protected] or on 01702 318143.

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Mick Ferris

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