HUNDREDS of people will gather in Peterborough’s Cathedral Square to pay their respects this Friday, as the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day.
The poignant memorial service will be a chance for the people of Peterborough to join together in tribute to the six million Jews and others who lost their lives at the hands of Hitler.

But this year’s event will also offer the opportunity to remember those who have died in atrocities across the globe since the Nazi concentration camps were liberated.

Religious groups of every faith are expected to join the service, led by the acting Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr David Thorpe.

Cllr Harmesh Lakhanpaul, who is director of Peterborough Racial Equality Council, said it was vital that this year’s event also commemorates those who have died in atrocities since the end of the Holocaust.

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