Lord Mayor Dee Sinclair is inviting people to attend a service on Holocaust Memorial Day.

The service will take place at the town hall in St Aldate’s on Monday, January 27, at 2pm.

The day has been commemorated in the UK since 2001, and in 2005 the United Nations declared January 27 as an international day for remembrance.

On this day, people are urged to remember the millions of people who have been murdered, or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur.

Those who attend will be urged to reflect on and learn from the lessons of the past.

The Lord Mayor said: “It is essential that the lessons from the Holocaust are learned by us all and remembered regularly.

“Where genocide is going on in the world, we must make sure our representatives do what they can to tell the perpetrators that we object and will not forget what they are doing.”

The Lord Mayor will be joined by Penny Faust, of the Oxford Jewish Congregation, and Rev Bob Wilkes, City Rector at St Michael at the North Gate church in Cornmarket Street.