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Purcell Violinist Performs at Holocaust Memorial Day

On 26th January 2023, the Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor John Graham led a poignant candlelit parade and ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. The candlelit parade began at Radlett Train Station and ended at The Radlett Centre, where the ceremony took place. The event was held to remember the millions of people who lost their lives, or whose lives were changed beyond recognition, during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Joining the Mayor were Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Reverend Patrick Moriarty, a number of Hertsmere borough councillors and officers, other local dignitaries and residents. The event saw a two-minute silence, notable speeches, videos and musical performances, including a most moving solo recital by Year 13 violinist Shlomo.

Our thanks to Shlomo for so willingly giving his time to this most important of occasions.