Jersey remembers victims of the Holocaust

People representing all walks of Jersey life were represented at a wreath-laying ceremony in St Helier this lunchtime.

Channel Islands victims of the Holocaust were remembered, including three women from Guernsey who died in Auschwitz, Auguste Spitz, Marianne Grunfeld and Therese Steiner.

It's 70 years to the day the Nazi death camp was liberated.

Before the ceremony at the Lighthouse Memorial, there was an address in the Occupation Tapestry Gallery by Cambridge academic and Guernsey-born, Gilly Carr who's written extensively on Nazi persecution in the islands.

After that, representatives from island schools gave poetry readings before the Dean lit a candle in memory of those who suffered and died.

Wreaths were laid from groups as diverse as the Jersey Muslim Community, Gay and Lesbian representatives and the Jersey Human Rights Group.