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Holocaust Memorial Day: Councillors remember the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at Brentwood High School

PUBLISHED: 14:47 27 January 2020 | UPDATED: 14:47 27 January 2020

Councillor Noelle Hones and the Mayor of Brentwood councillor Keith Parker at an International Holocaust Memorial Day event.

Councillor Noelle Hones and the Mayor of Brentwood councillor Keith Parker at an International Holocaust Memorial Day event.

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Brentwood councillors and pupils remembered the thousands of people who suffered during the Holocaust at a special exhibition in the borough.

To mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on January 27, 1945, Brentwood Borough Council leader councillor Noelle Hones and the Mayor of Brentwood cllr Keith Park attended an International Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 exhibition.

The exhibition took place on Saturday, January 25 at Brentwood County High School in Seven Arches Road.

Cllr Parker said: "Over the weekend, I attended four memorial services, each one of a different intensity.

"The most poignant thing for me is that I have trouble getting up in the morning, but the survivors had the courage to keep getting up every single day.

"It amazes me that they came through such an horrendous time in their lives. We must never forget."

After the exhibition the councillors and students attended a Meeting of Commemoration to remember the 6million victims of the Nazi Holocaust.

Cllr Hones added: "It is a thought-provoking exhibition and really brings home the bravery and resilience of so many people.

"Thank you to the organisers for ensuring they are never forgotten."

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