First Minister remembers Holocaust victims

REMEMBRANCE: Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones will join a national service of remembrance today for the victims of the Holocaust

REMEMBRANCE: Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones will join a national service of remembrance today for the victims of the Holocaust

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WELSH First Minister Carwyn Jones will join a national service of remembrance today for the victims of the Holocaust.

Mr Jones will give a reading and lay a wreath at Wales’ Holocaust Memorial Day Service at City Hall, Cardiff.

He said: “On this day we share the memory of the millions of people who were killed and survived the Holocaust and other genocides, and challenge hatred and persecution in the world today.

“This year’s theme is ‘Journeys’.

“The experience of those affected by these atrocities is characterised by forced journeys, upheaval, and uprooting individuals, families and even whole communities.

“We must make sure that the memory of these events is preserved from generation to generation so that such horrors cannot be repeated.

“I’m proud to re-affirm Wales’ commitment to this act of remembrance.

“We have a duty to keep history alive.”

Others have also paid their respects.

The Argus reported how Islwyn MP Chris Evans has paid tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day by signing a Book of Commitment in the House of Commons.

To mark the occasion, Mr Evans visited both Oakdale Comprehensive School and Risca Community Comprehensive School on Friday to talk to groups of students about the legacy of the Holocaust.

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