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Published 27 January 2020

A flag to honour the millions of people who lost their lives during the Holocaust has been flown in West Dunbartonshire.

Provost William Hendrie raised the Holocaust Memorial flag at Solidarity Plaza in Clydebank as part of a special ceremony on Monday.

He was joined by elected members, including Councillor Diane Docherty, who read the Holocaust Memorial Prayer.

The Council joined organisations around the world by marking the Holocaust Memorial day, which this year had a theme of Stand Together.

Provost Hendrie said: “This year marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. There, at the hands of the Nazis, societies were left fractured and broken due to division and the spread of hatred.

“Sadly, division is something we are still experiencing and so the theme this year of Standing Together is vitally important. Only by standing together with our neighbours and communities to challenge any discrimination or prejudice can we truly honour the six million Jewish men, women and children who were killed by the Nazis and collaborators during the Holocaust of World War II.”