Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted by rmt22 at Jan 11, 2019 02:55 PM |
We will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day with events on campus.

Holocaust Memorial Day, which falls on 27 January, is the national commemoration day dedicated to the remembrance of those who suffered in The Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

25 January: Campus event

This year we will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day with an event on main campus on Friday 25 January from 12.30-1.30pm for all staff and students. It will begin with a short talk and panel discussion in the George Porter Building (0.15A/B) involving a group of recent attendees of the Lessons from Auschwitz project from the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Once the talk completes at 1.15pm, we will gather in Centenary Square where six representatives will light six candles to represent each of the six million Jews who were systematically murdered during the Holocaust.

27 January: Leicester commemorative event

We have also participated in the organisation of a city-wide Holocaust Memorial Day event which is being held on the day itself, Sunday 27 January, from 7-9pm in the Fraser Noble Building. The event has been organised by the Leicester Holocaust Memorial Day Committee and features our very own Professor Aubrey Newman, a distinguished Holocaust expert, who will deliver the keynote address. There will also be a presentation from the staff and students who visited Auschwitz, musical performances, and a presentation of prizes for this year’s Art Competition.

30 January: A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust

Leicester's own Ruth David will give a talk based on her experiences growing up in Nazi Germany, fleeing to the UK on the Kindertransport, and on the fate of her family. Her talk takes place at 5.30pm in Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1.

More information is available here.

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