Lord Provost Barney Crockett welcomed guests to a Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Belmont Filmhouse.
The event yesterday included the free screening of Sarah’s Key – which tells the story of a Paris-based American journalist investigating the Vichy government’s 1942 mass arrest and subsequent deportation of 13,000 Jewish citizens.
It was preceded by a reception which included the reading of poetry, a letter from the underground archives of the Warsaw Ghetto, a performance of a Yiddish lullaby and music.
Councillor Crockett welcomed guests to the event and lit a candle as a mark of remembrance to the millions of people who were killed or whose lives were changed forever during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
He said: “We should also take time to learn from the experiences of survivors to ensure that we put an end to discrimination.”