BRADFORD will remember the victims of genocide during Holocaust Memorial Day tomorrow.

More than 100 representatives from Bradford's communities will attend a Bradford Council-organised ceremony at City Hall from 11am.

Representatives of Bradford's Jewish, central and eastern European communities, faith groups, trade unions and gay, lesbian and bisexual groups will light candles at the event.

Guest speaker at the ceremony, held in the Banqueting Suite, is Hanneke Dye. She will talk about her experiences as a child hidden from the Nazis and the courage of her rescuers.

The service will also include Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Joanne Dodds, lighting a candle and Bradford Council leader, Councillor David Green, will speak on this year's theme, 'Don't Stand By'.

Events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day are held across the world. It commemorates the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides, including in Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur and Bosnia.

The largest Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated on January 27, 1945.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford said: "Holocaust Memorial Day offers people from all over the world the opportunity to stand together and remember the Holocaust and other genocides.

"It is important we understand how and why genocide happens so we can do everything possible to prevent it ever happening again."

Students from Grange Technology College will read stories from the Sinti and Roma communities.

Pupils from Beckfoot Upper Heaton School will lead readings on modern genocide.

Rudi Leavor, chairman of the Bradford Synagogue, will sing Jewish mourning song, El Male Rachamim, to close the ceremony.

Lapage Primary School pupils will read poems and light candles on behalf of all child victims of genocide.

Cllr Green said: "We must never forget the depth of human suffering caused by the genocide.

"Genocide doesn't happen overnight. It is a process which begins when the differences between people are used as a basis for discrimination, marginalisation or exclusion.

"By remembering these tragic episodes in history and pledging never to stand by, we can reduce the chances of these terrible crimes ever happening again."

Meanwhile, Bradford College students will screen a documentary they made on the genocide in Bosnia as part of a service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Four of the college's film and photography students travelled to Bosnia last year with the charity Remembering Srebrenica.

The documentary highlights the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the city in 1995. This will form the centrepiece of the college's ceremony held in its David Hockney Building.

Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw (Lab, Windhill and Wrose), who was among the delegation of 20 people from Bradford to make last year's trip to Bosnia, will also speak at the event, alongside Nosheen Qamer, a member of staff at Bradford College and Stephen Bykar of Frizinghall Partnership.

The film screening will be followed by a workshop for students entitled the Ultimate Dislike of Others.