Every year on 27 January, the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, providing an opportunity for everyone to learn lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and create a safer, better future. On this day we share the memory of the millions who have been murdered in genocides around the world in order to challenge hatred and persecution in the UK today.
In and around the University there will be a number of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day:
On Thursday 17 January at 7.30pm in L3 there will be a special screening of 'Life is Beautiful' from Warwick Student Cinema.
On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 January from 9am until 5pm in the SU Atrium there will be a contemporary photography exhibition on the theme of 'Absence and Loss' by Marion Davies.
The Students Union is holding a Holocaust commemoration event in the SU Atrium at 4pm on 27 January.
In Coventry, there will be a commemoriation event in the Lower Precinct on Friday 25 January as part of this year's Communities Together - Build a Bridge campaign. This will be the 12th year that Coventry has remembered and honoured the millions killed during the Holocaust. The whole community if invited to join together at this event to try to learn lessons from the past and show our commitment to one another in the pursuit of peace and harmony, celebrating diversity and respecting one another. Lower Precinct between 12.30pm and 1.15pm - welcome, music and discussion, followed by a talk by Mindu Hornick at the Central Library at 2pm.
About the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is a charity which works to raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day. You can find out more about the organisation and the event on the HMDT website.