A SERVICE will be taking place in Epping to remember victims of the Holocaust.

Holocaust Memorial Day take places tomorrow, January 27, and will encourage remembrance of genocide across the world.

The service will remember the world, which has been scarred by genocide, by lighting the Civic Offices in Epping in purple.

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Councillor Mary Sartin, chairman of Epping Forest Council, said: "Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution.

"It also reminds us of those lost during the more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica and Darfur.

"We must also take this opportunity to remind ourselves of the ongoing conflict that continues today in Ukraine.

"Such conflicts threaten the fabric of our civilisation, and genocide must still be resisted every day.

"Our world feels fragile, and we can never become complacent.

"Even in the UK, prejudice and the language of hatred must be challenged by us all daily."

The theme for Holocaust service is Ordinary People.

To find out more about the theme, visit hmd.org.uk/what-is-holocaust-memorial-day/this-years-theme.

To find out more about service during memorial day, visit eppingforestdc.gov.uk/holocaust-memorial-day.