Leon Greenman Ilford vigil cancelled

PUBLISHED: 19:40 18 December 2010 | UPDATED: 08:45 19 December 2010

BEACON OF HOPE: Leon Greenman

BEACON OF HOPE: Leon Greenman

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TODAY’S vigil to mark the 100th birthday of Ilford Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman has been cancelled due to the icy conditions.

The vigil was planned to honour the only Englishman to be held in Auschwitz, who died in 1998 aged 97, but heavy snow and icy conditions in Valentines Park, Ilford, has made the event too dangerous to be held.

Recorder editor Chris Carter said: “We are all very disappointed, but people’s safety is paramount.”

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