Holocaust Memorial Day 2019

Posted: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:39

Holocaust Memorial Day, which has been held in the UK since 2001, is the international day of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and the atrocities carried out under the Nazi Persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur. The date specifically commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination and concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27th January 1945.

As well as being a time for remembering the destruction of individuals and communities and the impact on survivors and others, Holocaust Memorial Day is also an occasion to affirm a commitment to tackling prejudice, racism and all forms of discrimination in the present day.

Leicestershire County Council's Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 takes place on Monday, 28th January in Framland Room, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, from 1:00 to 2:00pm. The event will include a talk by Professor Aubrey Newman, Associate Director of the Stanley Burton Centre at the University of Leicester. Further details from Andrew Jeffreys on 0116 305 5501 or at equality@leics.gov.uk

Other local Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 events at the University of Leicester, in Loughborough and Hinckley can be found at the national Holocaust Memorial Day website here - enter Leicestershire in the 'search postcode' box and scroll down to see the results which show the venue, time and organiser.

Tags: Community, Events, Commemoration