VICTIMS of the Holocaust were remembered at a special ceremony on Clacton seafront.

The annual ceremony has been held by Tendring Council for the past eight years as part of nationwide tributes to victims.

Acting council leader Paul Honeywood accompanied members of the Colchester and District Jewish Community at the Sunken Rose Garden on Marine Parade West.

“This event is an opportunity to think back and reflect,” he said.

“It is vital that we learn the lessons from what happened in the past and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again.”

Prayers were led by John Gottesman, chairman of Colchester Synagogue.

Dhirajlal and Sushila Karia from Shree Ram Mandir Hindu Cultural Centre in Clacton offered prayers in Sanskrit and lit a candle to pay their respects.

A poem by Holocaust survivor Dora Love was also read out. She had attended ceremonies at Clacton before dying two years ago.