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Liverpool exhibition to raise awareness of WWII genocide

Auschwitz - former Nazi concentration camp Photo:

An exhibition is being opened in the Hall of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall to raise awareness of the genocide during World War Two.

It is being staged by Fathers House, a Christian congregation based in Deeside who question members of the public about their recollection and understanding of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day is not only a time to remember those millions who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides, but is also a call to action for the present.

– Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy

Faith leaders will attend two special services on Friday the 26th January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Civic dignitaries will gather at St John's Gardens behind St George's Hall at 9am to lay a wreath.

At 11am, a special service will be held at Liverpool Town Hall, during which pupils from three schools will read specially written poems which were chosen following a city-wide competition.