Holocaust Memorial DayInterfaith WolverhamptonWolverhampton will remember the victims of Nazi persecution, the Holocaust and other genocides around the world when the city marks Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton will lay a wreath during a service at the Cenotaph in St Peter's Square on Friday January 27, 2018 - the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The Mayor said: "Holocaust Memorial Day is our chance to remember the millions of people who were murdered or whose lives were changed beyond recognition as a result of the Holocaust, persecution or genocide.

"It is hugely important that we do not forget what happened, and that we educate future generations about the Holocaust because everyone has a responsibility to fight the evils of discrimination, racism and xenophobia."

The service in St Peter's Square, led by Inter-Faith Wolverhampton, starts at 11.00am and will be attended by ex servicemen and women, representatives from various faith communities, Trades Unions and pensioners' organisations, Civic leaders and members of the public.

For further information please visit Holocaust Memorial Day and Interfaith Wolverhampton.