A staff member and pupils at Rydal Penrhos lent their support to a prominent memorial event in the region.
Director of Music Pete Williams was joined by the Sixth Form duo of Deputy Head Boy Miles Poller and Sam Jones at the Holocaust Memorial Day service in Llandudno on Sunday, January 27.
Roy Thurley, a representative of the North Wales Holocaust Memorial Committee, stated he was “thoroughly impressed” with Mr Williams’ research ahead of the event, with the teacher basing the school’s contribution around the music played around the time of the genocide.
Both Miles and Sam performed exceptionally well in front of a large audience at the Emmanuel Christian Centre, and there was also a special talk from a Manchester-based Rabbi, who spoke about how anti-Semitism is still evident in today’s society.
Mr Williams, said: “We were honoured to play a small part in the annual Holocaust Memorial Service in Llandudno, which is always a poignant reminder of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during the Second World War and across the globe.”
Holocaust Memorial Day is a national commemoration day in the United Kingdom dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
It was first held in January 2001 and has been on the same date every year since.
The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.
Nazi Germany, aided by its collaborators, systematically murdered some six million European Jews, around two-thirds of the Jewish population of Europe, between 1941 and 1945 under the leadership of Adolf Hitler.