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A special ceremony ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day left Redbridge Council Leader Keith Prince feeling “very moved”.

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The City Hall ceremony on Monday was held to remember the lives of millions who died in the Holocaust, subsequent genocides and atrocities.

Cllr Prince, writing on his blog, said: “I was very moved by the special Holocaust Memorial Ceremony.

“The service provides an opportunity for remembrance of the past and to commit to creating a better future.”

Those who attended heard personal testimonies from Steven Frank - a Dutchman whose father organised false papers to enable people to flee to Switzerland during the Second World War.

Guests - made up of representatives from London boroughs, London Assembly members and faith groups - also heard from Sophie Masereka, who grew up during the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

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