PEOPLE will continue to be able to visit a poignant memorial in memory of those who were victims of the Holocaust. 

The Civic Centre, in Harlow, hosted a Holocaust Memorial service, following Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday.

This year's theme was 'Ordinary People' and encouraged all people to think about the fact that genocide not only affects but is perpetrated by ordinary people.

Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on January 27 each year, commemorates all those who were murdered and were affected by the acts of genocide.

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The service at the Civic Centre featured readings from Rabbi Irit Shillor, Reverend Martin Harris, the chair of the Harlow Council, Andrew Johnson, and other members of the Harlow community.

There were also performances from the performing arts group Razed Roof.

In addition to the service, the Civic Centre was lit up in purple from Thursday evening and over the weekend to mark the Holocaust memorial day.

There is also a special display in the Gibberd Gallery, which features 75 flames created by local schoolchildren, illustrations from the book Irina by Barbara Yelin, and quotes from the ordinary people affected by genocide.

The display will remain in the gallery until Monday, February 6.