Oldham remembers Holocaust horrors

Oldham Anti-racism Poster

OLDHAMERS of all faiths and communities came together to reflect on the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Events in the borough yesterday marked Holocaust Memorial Day on the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. A special service took place in the Performance Suite of Gallery Oldham, led by the Mayor, Councillor Jim McArdle. Organised by Oldham Council, The Interfaith Forum and Oldham Race Equality Partnership, it featured young people and a variety of songs, readings and speeches.

It included a group of Oldham sixth-formers who have visited Auschwitz, the choir from St Chad’s Primary School in Uppermill, Rabbi Daniel Walker, from Manchester, and Rev Howard Sutcliffe, from the Interfaith Forum