Hackney remembers genocide victims in Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony

Kids performing songs from Simon Marks Primary Schoo to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Kids performing songs from Simon Marks Primary Schoo to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. - Credit: Archant

People in Hackney remembered those who died in the Holocaust and other genocides around the world on Friday.

During a ceremony at Hackney Town Hall in Mare Street to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Holocaust survivor Channah Greenberg gave a personal account of her experiences.

The theme of the day focused on the life journeys that brought survivors of genocides to the UK.

Children from Simon Marks Jewish Primary School in Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington sang songs to mark the occasion.

There was also a statement of commitment to highlight the importance of making sure that future generations remember the causes and consequences of the Holocaust.

After the ceremony, the Speaker of Hackney Michael Desmond, along with Head Boy Bruno D’Almeida and Deputy Head Girl Dina Loufimpou of The Urswick School in Paragon Road and Mayor Jules Pipe placed a floral tribute next to the Holocaust Memorial tree, at the front of the Town Hall.