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Holocaust Memorial Day

In partnership with Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Holocaust Educational Trust.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27th January each year. It’s a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.

On Holocaust Memorial Day we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. 27th January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

2019 Events

22nd January - 5th February

Marking Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition
in Modern Records Centre and BP Archive

[Facebook event]
A timely collection of Holocaust survivor testimonies, government records, Amnesty International reports, anti-Semitic propaganda, fascist and anti-fascist leaflets, and other materials that highlight the horrors of genocides and racism.

Thursday 24th January

Holocaust Survivor Testimony
on the Piazza Big Screen, 10-11am

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Live stream of Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro's testimony, with Robert Rinder. Harry survived the Piotrków ghetto (the first ghetto created by the Nazis), Buchenwald concentration camp and a death march to Terezín, coming to Britain in 1945 as part of ‘The Boys’ alongside Robert Rinder’s grandfather. Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors will be at the screening to answer questions and sell candles for the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony on Friday.

Friday 25th January

Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony
on the Piazza, 3-7pm

[Facebook event]
To commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides we will be laying candles in the Warwick University Piazza. The ceremony will highlight forgotten histories, reflect on why it is important to remember the Holocaust today and raise money for the Holocaust Educational Trust. To help us consider this year's theme Torn from Home we will have a speaker from Warwick Student Action for Refugees. Opening speeches from JISoc, Sabbatical Officers and Regional Ambassadors of the Holocaust Educational Trust. You can sponsor and write a message on a candle for a suggested donation of £2.

For Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 Holocaust survivor Dr. Stern gave an incredible talk at Warwick titled 'The Power of Words', hosted by the Jewish-Israeli Society, Warwick History Society, Warwick SU, The NUS, Holocaust Educational Trust & The Voice Of Jewish Students. You can watch a recording of his talk below.