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Bailiff to speak at annual Holocaust Memorial Day

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ISLANDERS will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at a ceremony later this month.

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Holocaust Memorial Day is marked annually on 27 January, the date on which soldiers from the Red Army liberated the notorious Nazi camp in Poland.

The Bailiff, Timothy Le Cocq, is to be the guest speaker at this year’s ceremony in Jersey, which will focus on the 21 Islanders who died in German camps and prisons during the Occupation.

The event will take place at the Maritime Museum in St Helier and include a wreath-laying ceremony, led by the Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton. The Bailiff, Assistant Chief Minister Lyndon Farnham, faith leaders, representatives from the LGBTQ+ community, wartime evacuees and internees and relatives of those who died will also lay wreaths.

Doug Ford, chairman of the organising committee, said: ‘This will be the 20th time we will gather to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Jersey. We do so to commemorate and honour 21 fellow Islanders who were among the estimated 11 million who were killed because they did not fit in with what Nazi German ideology identified as being acceptable.’

Anyone wishing to take part in the event is asked to arrive at the Maritime Museum at New North Quay no later than 12.30pm on Monday 27 January.

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