Poignant tree-planting ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

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A POIGNANT tree-planting ceremony is to be held in Hucknall to mark the emotionally-charged Holocaust Memorial Day.

The event is on Friday January 27 and will see an oak tree planted at Titchfield Park at 11.30 am.

There will then be light refreshments at the park’s visitor centre where an exhibition will be laid on, including a short film about the devastating genocide carried out by the Nazis during World War Two.

Residents and supporters are invited to join the event at the park but are advised to wear suitable footwear.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national event in the UK dedicated to the remembrance of the victims of the Holocaust — an ethnic-cleansing campaign that led to the death of about six million European Jews.

The event was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since.

The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945. It coincides with the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.