Holocaust must not be forgotten, says council leader

HOLOCAUST memorial day must be commemorated to remind the world that such atrocities should never happen again, Islington Council leader Catherine West said this week.

Councillor West, speaking before a memorial event due to take place on Wednesday at Islington Assembly Hall, In Upper Street, told the young people of the borough that to build a better future we must not forget what happened in Nazi Germany.

She said: “Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us that it’s up to these and future generations to challenge the persecution still rife in parts of the world.”

“Which is why I am so pleased so many of our young people are taking part in this year’s event – keeping experiences alive and challenging intolerance and hatred of any kind.”

Pupils from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Highgate Hill, Archway, created a film entitled ‘Dear Anne...’ for the memorial event.