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Island to commemorate millions of victims of Holocaust

National Holocaust Memorial Day today - special service tomorrow

The Isle of Man will commemorate the millions of victims of the Holocaust, and genocides around the world, tomorrow (Sunday).

Whilst today marks National Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) a special service is held annually, on the Sunday closest to it.

This will take place at St Mary of the Isle Church in Douglas where the Lieutenant Governor will be joined by members of Tynwald, government, children, community groups and the public for a period of reflection.

The service is organised by members of the Island's Jewish community – this year the theme is 'Ordinary People'.

Chief Minister Alfred Cannan, who will give a reading, said: "This day is an important occasion for the Isle of Man to come together in solidarity against prejudice and hatred.

"It is also an opportunity for people of all ages and faith to learn lessons from the Holocaust and genocides that have taken place.”

Attendees are asked to be in their seats, at the church, by 2.45pm on Sunday.

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