THE Trafford Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Meeting was held at the Sale Waterside Hall with a capacity attendance.

Trafford can be extremely proud of the quality of the children who participated.

They came from Sale Grammar School, Lostock College, Stretford High School, Wellington School, Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College and Springfield Primary School.

Each school had prepared a presentation to fit in with this year's theme..'How Can Life Go On'?

Throughout the Greater Manchester area meetings were held primarily for the education of children about, not only the Nazi Holocaust and the murder of six million Jews, but also the other Genocides which have taken place since the end of the Second World War.

Holocaust Memorial Day is held worldwide on January 27 which was the date when the Auschwitz camp was entered by the Allies and those who were still living were rescued.

I am sure that the children who attended were as moved and saddened as were the many adults who were in the theatre.

The programme was organised by a Trafford Council steering committee who had invited Rabbi Lewis and Chazan Isdale from the South Manchester Synagogue in Bowdon as well as Eric Roth from the Menorah Synagogue whose family story from living in Vienna he related to the audience.

This presentation was truly a Thought for the Week and am sure it left a lasting impression on the children which they will long remember.

Louis Rapaport

Altrincham Interfaith Group