Seaford marks Holocaust Memorial Day

HOLOCAUST Memorial Day will be marked in Seaford with a non religious ceremony and readings on Thursday January 27.

Lewes District Council chair Carolyn Lambert will lead the event at Crouch Gardens in East Street.

A tree will be planted in the garden as part of the international day of remembrance.

Refreshments will be served after the event in Coldstream House which is one of the council’s sheltered housing schemes which overlooks the gardens.

Everyone is welcome to attend and can give a reading or say a few words.

If you want to contribute a few words contact Ann Spike on 01273 484112.

It was first marked on January 27, 2001, and has been recognised annually since.

The date signifies the anniversary of the liberation of Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II in 1945.

The event begins at 10.30am.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) remembers the victims of the Holocaust and of other genocides.