Silence for six million on Holocaust Day

THE six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust were remembered in moving ceremonies in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and King's Lynn yesterday. Civic leaders and members of the Jewish community gathered in Kitchener Road Jewish Cemetery in Yarmouth on Holocaust Memorial Day to place wreaths and hold a two-minute silence for those who died in Nazi concentration camps.

THE six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust were remembered in moving ceremonies in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and King's Lynn yesterday.

Civic leaders and members of the Jewish community gathered in Kitchener Road Jewish Cemetery in Yarmouth on Holocaust Memorial Day to place wreaths and hold a two-minute silence for those who died in Nazi concentration camps.

Borough mayor Terry Easter led the wreath-laying ceremony and Canon Michael Woods, of St Nicholas's Church, held a short service of remembrance. He said: “In remembering them we commit ourselves to establish justice in the world; to protect the vulnerable and to advance

an international community bound by mutual respect.”

At Lowestoft, a short service was held at the Holocaust commemorative tree in Kensington Gardens.

The Rev Tom Hawthorn presided over the ceremony, and Waveney District Council chairman George Hawes placed a wreath.

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At Lynn, West Norfolk borough deputy mayor Bill Daws, children and community groups lit candles in Tower Gardens.