A GROUP of Thurrock school students as well as representatives from Thurrock Council laid wreaths at the gates of Auschwitz on Sunday (Jan 19th).
The ceremony was part of a two day visit to the region.
The visit has now become embedded in the civic year in Thurrock.
Later on in the week, there will be a number of ceremonies to mark Holocaust Memorial Week.
I have visited this place, the memory will stay with me forever.
This place like so many others in our world shows how cruel and monstrous humans can be. WE MUST NEVER FORGET.