An exhibition will launch at Liverpool Town Hall today (25 January) in the run-up to Holocaust Memorial Day.
The three-day display is part of a programme of events in the city to remember and raise awareness of the genocide during World War Two.
Staged by Fathers House, a Deeside-based Christian congregation which questions members of the public about their recollection and understanding of the Holocaust, the exhibition will be open from 11am until 3.30pm today.
Then on Thursday 26 January visitors can see the display between 10am and 3.30pm, and from 1-3.30pm on Friday 27 January.
A wreath laying in St John’s Gardens and an 11am service at Liverpool Town Hall will also be held on 27 January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day itself, which will this year follow the theme of ‘How can life go on?’.
During the service students from Florence Melly Community Primary School, Pinehurst Primary School, Alsop High School, Broughton Hall Catholic High School and Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College will give a presentation of life stories to address the question ‘How can life go on?’ and King David High School Choir will sing.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, says: “Holocaust Memorial Day is not only a time to remember those millions who died in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides but is also a call to action for the present.
“We all have a responsibility over related issues such as hate crime and prejudice to ensure they have no place in our society.
“The events we are putting on will be moving and poignant and encourage us all to help to build a safer future for ourselves and future generations.”