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Hertsmere Borough Council hold Holocaust Memorial Day service with music from pupils of Purcell School
A service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day took place in Hertsmere Borough Council's offices in Borehamwood.
The mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Pat Strack, was joined by local religious leaders, politicians and pupils from secondary schools across the borough yesterday.
The service included a two-minute silence and music from pupils of Purcell School in Bushey.
Sixth form students from Immanuel College in Bushey led sessions for younger pupils, relaying experiences and diary excerpts from their recent school trip to Poland.
Pupils read poems, statements of commitment and lit memorial candles for the victims of the Holocaust, as well as humanitarian crises in Darfur, Bosnia and Rwanda.
Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated internationally on January 27 each year, the anniversary of the day in 1945 on which the Soviet Army liberated the largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The ceremony was held at 10.45am in the Civic Office, Elstree Way, Borehamwood.