Lewes marks Holocaust with special event


The Holocaust will be marked in Lewes with an evening of special events at Lewes Town Hall on Friday January 30.

It is being organised by Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day Group together with the Lewes branch of Amnesty International and the Lewes group in Support of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau, the labour and extermination camp near Krakow in Poland.

The mayor of Lewes Town Council Dr Michael Turnerwill officially open the programme.

The event has received support from Lewes District Council. Its chairman Tony Nicholson will be present to officially close the programme.

The evening will include an illustrated talk, animated film, music and song, poetry read by local school children and stories form past and present experiences.

Entrance is free and refreshments will be provided.