CHELMSFORD came together for the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration organised by the Chelmsford Jewish Community and supported by Chelmsford City Council.

It was held at the Civic Centre, Chelmsford to remember the victims of the Holocaust during World War Two and other genocides.

Holocaust Memorial Day is the International Day of Remembrance for the millions of victims killed in the Holocaust and other genocides and is marked each year on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

This year the principal speaker was Ernest Simon. Ernest was born in Eisenstadt, Austria in 1930 and in January 1939, Ernest came to England on the Kindertransport from Vienna. This commemoration provided an opportunity to learn and reflect on the many memories of Holocaust survivor, Mr Simon.