Remember Holocaust victims during Friday memorial event

First published in Local

A WOMAN born in a Nazi concentration camp will be leading the town’s annual Holocaust commemoration service on Friday.

For the past seven years, Dudley North MP Ian Austin and Dudley College Students’ Union have held the event to remember those who died.

This year, Eva Clarke, who was born in the Mauthausen Concentration Camp three days before it was liberated by allied troops, will share her experiences of how 15 of her family members fell victim to the Nazi genocide.

During the service, which will be attended by the Bishop of Dudley and Dudley Council leader David Sparks, will also include a presentation from Bishop Milner students, who visited Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ programme. It will conclude with the ceremonial lighting of a candle of remembrance and a two minute silence.

The commemoration , which all residents are invited, will take place from 12pm until 1pm at Dudley College’s campus on The Broadway on Friday.

Ian Austin MP said: “I really hope that as many local people as possible will attend the event during their lunch hour, in between meetings, before going shopping in the town centre or picking the kids up from school. “More and more people attend the event each year to pay their respects and listen to the amazing stories of those who have survived the Holocaust and to hear about the great bravery of those who risked their own lives to save others.

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