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Three-day exhibition in Deal marks holocaust anniversary

27 January 2010

 

The Holocaust is being remembered in Deal at a three-day exhibition about the atrocities inflicted on the Jews during the Second World War.

On Tuesday, the town hall played host to school pupils, MP Gwyn Prosser, dignitaries from neighbouring towns and members of the Jewish community who paid tribute to those who perished at the hands of the Nazis.

Deal Mayor Cllr Bill Gardner launched the exhibition and said: "A lot of work has gone into getting this organised.

"It’s not only about the Holocaust that happened in the war, but in fact, the Holocausts that are still going on around the world."

The exhibition, called The Legacy of Hope, ties in with Holocaust Memorial Day – an international day to mark the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp on January 27, 1945.

Today was the 65th anniversary of the exposure of the horrors of the Holocaust.

Artwork, evocative poetry and prose by pupils at Castle Community College were on display.

The exhibition culminates tomorrow in a special service at the Holocaust Memorial Tree in St George’s Churchyard at 3.30pm.

A special free screening of the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas was held at The Astor Theatre on Wednesday night at 7.30pm and Sir Roger Manwood’s pupil Jack Scanlon, 11, who played the lead character, was present at the launch.

The displays can be seen at Deal Town Hall from 10am - 5pm on Wednesday and 10am - 3pm on Thursday.

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