Jersey's Holocaust Memorial Day is centred upon their memory but with a world-wide perspective.
Every year there is a guest speaker, readings, prayers and the laying of wreaths by officials of the Island and many groups and individuals.
Unfortunately, Jersey has not ratified such important UN Conventions as CEDAW - to Eliminate All forms of Discrimination Against Women - and the government does not treat human rights and the elimination of discrimination in all its forms as a priority.
Discrimination on the grounds of Disability has not yet been enacted for example and the relevant UN Convention has also not yet been ratified.
Very little information about the application of human rights and related international treaties and obligations is published by the Jersey administration.
Chief Minister Ian Gorst laid a wreath today on behalf of the Government of Jersey but declined to be interviewed.
This year Bob Le Sueur MBE delivered the keynote speech which is presented in full here;