The ceremony took place in St John’s Square in the city centre, with civic and religious leaders joining shoppers and workers to pay their respects yesterday (Wednesday).
A service was then held in St John’s Church.
Holocaust Memorial Day is held on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.
The service in Peterborough saw pupils from St John Fisher Catholic High School will stage a performance in the square.
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Reverend Canon Ian Black lead the service,which included contributions from the pupils and other communities from across Peterborough, before Mayor of Peterborough cllr John Peach laid a wreath at the Holocaust memorial.
Cllr Peach said: “It’s important that we reflect on the atrocities of the past and share their stories with future generations. It’s the best defence against history repeating itself.”