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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

January 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

With special guest Sir Kier Starmer, Lord Eric Pickles and Rabbi Gordon

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A musical evening in the Łódź Ghetto, c. 1940-1943. Wiener Holocaust Library Collections.

The Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 theme asks us to Be the Light in the Darkness. The Wiener Holocaust Library wishes to take this opportunity to draw attention to the incredible testimonies of survivors in our collections. This year’s theme asks us to recognise that the responsibility for education and prevention lies with all of us. As the distortion of the Holocaust has sadly become more widespread, we have a greater responsibility than ever to face the truth about the nature of genocide and tackle the threat posed by propaganda and hate.

We are delighted to announce that the Leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition and local MP for Holborn and St Pancras, Sir Keir Starmer, will be joining The Wiener Holocaust Library for an online event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. The event will feature readings drawn from the Library’s collections and reflections from The Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles, Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, and Rabbi Jeremy Gordon from the New London Synagogue.

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January 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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