Town takes time to remember Holocaust victims

Representatives of Sir John Nelthorpe School pictured at the Holocaust Memorial where they laid stones in memory at the Annual Holocaust Memorial day Ceremony in Brigg. From the left-teacher Carol Francis,  Jemma Reeder, Frankie Noton and Hannah Morton. Right is Deputy Brigg Town Mayor John Kitwood.
Representatives of Sir John Nelthorpe School pictured at the Holocaust Memorial where they laid stones in memory at the Annual Holocaust Memorial day Ceremony in Brigg. From the left-teacher Carol Francis, Jemma Reeder, Frankie Noton and Hannah Morton. Right is Deputy Brigg Town Mayor John Kitwood.
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Victims of the Holocaust were remembered at a special ceremony in Brigg on the national Holocaust Memorial Day.

And this year’s event was the best turn out for many years for the annual ceremony beside the memorial in the town’s Angel Suite.

Those remembering the victims and reflecting on the atrocities were led by Brigg MP Andrew Percy and the town’s Deputy Mayor John Kitwood.

There were readings by students of Sir John Nelthorpe School - Hannah Morton,Jemma Reeder and Frankie Noton - and by representatives of the local Jewish community.

Music was led by Keith and Marie Simpson and the closing prayer and blessing was given by the Rev Alec Depledge.

Mr Percy, Mr Kitwood and the three students laid stones at the memorial and a candle was lit in memory of all people who have perished in their faith as a result of human action.

The concluding prayer was Kaddish an old Jewish Hymn of Praise to God.

January 27 was chosen as the national Hand international Holocaust Memorial Day as it marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.