Remembering those lost during the Holocaust

Holocaust Memorial Day collage from 2020 - created by F. MacNeill

A collage created by F. MacNeill to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day is an important day for reflection, remembering the terrible tragedies of the past so that they are not repeated and recognising the legacy of trauma which persists to this day. To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 we provide a selection of events and resources below.

You can learn more about the Holocaust and the effects of genocides around the world at the Holocaust Memorial Day site.

26/01/21 at 6pm
Never Again – Holocaust Memorial Day – Organised by Stand Up To Racism [Online Event]

Speakers include:
Collette Levy, hidden as a child from the Nazis,
Lorna Brunstein, daughter of Holocaust survivor Lorna Brunstein,
Professor Ruth Levitas, Daniela Abraham Sinta Roma Memorial Trust

For more details and joining information, please see the Facebook event page.

27/01/21 at 6pm
Brighton and Hove Holocaust Memorial Day with Latest TV

The Brighton & Hove Holocaust Education Project in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council will be commemorating this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on 27 January. For the first time this event will be entirely on-line, joining communities around the UK as they observe this national day of awareness and reflection.

A special one-hour programme will be live-streamed courtesy of Latest TV at 2 pm and 6 pm on 27 January via the station’s web site. It will be available for schools and the general public for immediate access.

27/01/21 – 7pm-8pm
Main Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony [Online Event]

Register to attend the main ceremony which will be streamed online from 7-8pm on 27/01.

Light a candle and put it in your window at 8pm on 27 January 2021 (if you are able to do so safely). Tag your candle photo or artwork with the following hashtags on Social Media: #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness

27/01/21 at 7.30pm
Paulette’s Story – the destruction of a Jewish family in France [Online Event]

A Holocaust Memorial Day Presentation and Conversation with Debra Barnes
Organised by the University of Brighton Faith & Spirituality Team and University of Sussex Chaplaincy welcome Debra Barnes from the charity G2G – Generation 2 Generation

Joining details for Zoom are listed on the calendar event on staffcentral.

Presentation via Zoom with opportunities for questions and feedback following the talk.

Debra has recently published a children’s book based on her mother’s story called ‘The Young Survivors’.

G2G (Generation 2 Generation) was formed in order to train the children, grandchildren and close friends of Holocaust survivors to present the memories of their relatives or friends, many of whom have either died or are now in their 80s and 90s. They feel that it is vital that those experiences should not be forgotten and their aim is to promote a clear message of tolerance and understanding for the generations of the future.

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03/02/21
Q&A session, with Holocaust survivors, Peter Summerfield BEM and his twin brother George – Organised by University of Sussex [Online Event]

From the University of Sussex website:
A pre-recorded video interview of Peter and George talking about their escape from Nazi Germany will be sent to you on Holocaust Memorial day, 27 January 2021, to watch at a convenient time prior to our Zoom event.

Then, a week later, our special Zoom session, will enable you to interact with the brothers and ask them any questions that you may have about what was discussed in the video and of the brothers’ lives under the Nazi regime.

For more details and joining information, please see the Sussex booking page. Attendance is free with a donation to help support the work of the Centre for German-Jewish Studies at the University of Sussex.

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Nothing from June 20, 2021 to July 20, 2021.