Students will share their own experiences of visiting a Nazi concentration camp at a Holocaust Memorial Ceremony in Darlington.

The event is set to take place on January 24 from 7pm at Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington.

The annual event aims to pay tribute to victims of the Holocaust and genocide, through a combination of speeches and presentations.

Councillor Gerald Lee, of Darlington Borough Council, writes the script for the annual ceremony.

He said: "It is never easy when searching through heart rendering material showing shocking photographs of the treatment of people by others showing shocking photographs of the treatment of people by others," but added that "it has to be done".

Cllr Lee added: "We must continue to remember what has gone on before and the genocides should never be consigned to the history books where students ponder through pages of statistics and forget the human side of what was done."

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The ceremony will be led by Dr John Elliston, supported by students from the college.

Four of these students who have visited Auschwitz will share their experiences and thoughts about the site, before expressing their hopes for the future in a second speech.

The free event, with refreshments provided, is on Wednesday, January 24 at 7pm in the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Darlington.