The service held at the Holocaust Memorial in New Lane Cemetery is an important reminder of the heinous crimes committed against humanity during the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.
The theme for this year’s commemoration is ‘Torn from Home’ and was be led by Councillor Leah Turner.
Each year, local students from schools in the Borough are invited. It is a chance for our next generation to give their respects and learn why discrimination must not be tolerated in our communities.
Students from Cowplain School, Park Community School and Oaklands Catholic School gave powerful readings, with Hayling College, Horndean Technology College and Crookhorn School pupils also attending.
Councillor Leah Turner, Cabinet Lead for Communities, Development and Housing, said: “We are pleased to once again commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on behalf of the residents of the Havant borough.
“We are particularly delighted that so many of the secondary school pupils from within the Borough will be attending and taking part. We are confident that in their hands the past will be still be remembered in the hope that such atrocities will not reoccur.”