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Gibraltar marks Holocaust Memorial Day

As the clock struck noon yesterday on Holocaust Memorial Day, the Governor, the Chief Minister, Gibraltar Government ministers and other dignitaries stood firm in Convent Place and bowed their heads for a minute’s silence.

Traffic came to a halt and passers-by stopped to join in the solemn event, which serves to honour and remember the six million Jews murdered by the Nazi’s during World War II.

Chief Minister Fabian Picardo was flanked by his nine ministers as well as the President of the Jewish community, James Levy, as they paid their respects.

Opposite him outside The Convent, Governor Lieutenant General Edward David, his wife Lorraine and Commodore Ian McGhie, the Commander British Forces, mirrored the gesture.

Staff from the The Convent and No 6 Convent Place also joined the remembrance act, as did children in schools across Gibraltar.

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