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‘We want to remember and reflect’: Holocaust memorial ceremony to be held

PUBLISHED: 13:48 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 13:48 23 January 2020

Victims of genocide throughout history were remembered at a poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Lowestoft last year. Picture: Thomas Chapman

Victims of genocide throughout history were remembered at a poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Lowestoft last year. Picture: Thomas Chapman

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Wreaths will be laid as a town falls silent to remember others.

Victims of genocide throughout history were remembered at a poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Lowestoft last year. Picture: Thomas ChapmanVictims of genocide throughout history were remembered at a poignant Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony in Lowestoft last year. Picture: Thomas Chapman

At the spot where hundreds of young Jewish refugees arrived in 1938, a special service of remembrance is to be held next week.

Commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day on Monday, January 27, Lowestoft rail station will host a special ceremony and drama performance.

Children and adults will gather to remember the Holocaust and the role the town played more than 75 years ago when more than 500 children arrived at Lowestoft station as part of the Kindertransport initiative.

The event will include a short promenade performance of the play 'Suitcase 1938' by pupils from Ormiston Denes Academy in Lowestoft, at the Parcels Office exhibition space at 10am.

This will be followed by the service and wreath laying ceremony at 10.30am in the presence of Mayor of Lowestoft, Alice Taylor.

Led by Ben Parish from Lowestoft Community Church, the service of reflection will feature readings and prayers and include a minutes' silence and the laying of wreaths by the Mayor and members from Waveney Youth Council.

The Mayor said: "We want to remember and reflect that even in the darkest of circumstances, there are shining examples of what is best in the human spirit".

The event at Greater Anglia's Lowestoft station has been arranged by Lowestoft Town Council and is supported by the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership and the Lowestoft Central Project.

All are welcome to attend.


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