25th January 2023 by

Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January + event at UoB on 31 January

Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January is an international day of remembrance which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Berkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. On this annual day of commemoration, we all bear witness for those who were murdered in genocide and honour the survivors and all whose lives were changed beyond recognition.

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘Ordinary People’. The theme will also prompt us to consider how ordinary people, such as ourselves, can perhaps play a bigger part than we might imagine in challenging prejudice today. We are all ordinary people today who can be extraordinary in our actions. We can all make decisions to challenge prejudice, stand up to hatred, to speak out against identity-based persecution.

Ordinary people are also the ones who drive Holocaust Memorial Day, who lead on community commemorations, who support and encourage everyone around them to take part in remembrance and education projects.

On 31 January, the Jewish Society at UoB are welcoming holocaust survivor, Mindu Hornick MBE to share her story in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Jewish Society is inviting all members of faculty and students to listen to her testimony in the Teaching & Learning Building; Lecture Theatre 2; Tuesday 31 January at 19:30.
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