Residents of Dorchester took part in a minuets silence today in recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day, to remember the victims and survivours.
Today marks the day when Auschwitz concentration camp ended over 70 years ago in 1945.
The theme for this year is ‘The Power of Words’ and investigates how important language is and what consequences words can have.
The service, hosted by The South West Multicultural Network and Dorchester Town Council, took place at the Corn Exchange in High East Street.
The Lord Lieutenant of Dorset, Mr Angus Campbell, explains how the power of words is an excellent theme for this year’s HMD.
One of the guest speakers was holocaust survivor Harry Grenville, who told listeners his memories from the Holocaust, including the loss of his family.
Mr Angus Campbell thinks it’s really important that people remember the Holocaust.