Islington Holocaust Memorial Day

  • 17
  • Jan

Join London Borough of Islington on Monday 27 January at 10am-12.15pm, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz’s Liberation and the 25th anniversary of the Bosnian Genocide. The event in Islington Assembly Hall will feature powerful testimonies from Holocaust and Bosnian Genocide survivors, contributions from local schoolchildren, and remarks from local MPs and Islington Council Leader Cllr Richard Watts. Register for the event here.

To show support for all victims of hate crime, you can sign Islington Council’s Hate Crime Pledge, to support and participate in ongoing efforts to reduce hate crime in the area.

Union Chapel will be hosting two events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in January. On Sunday 26 January, join a special night of music features hundreds of performers onstage to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day and celebrate the power of uniting with one another through music and song. Book your place now.

On Wednesday 29 January, the evening’s speakers and singers will explore how genocidal regimes throughout history have fractured societies by marginalising certain groups. There will be performances from Bosnian and Roma Musicians from Music International as well representatives from different organisations. Book your free place here.

A book club style discussion of Night, one of the most famous books on the holocaust, will be held on Tuesday 28 January, 7pm – 9pm, at Islington Town Hall. The event is free and you can book your place here. Written by Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel in 1960, the book Night has been described by Oprah Winfrey as ‘through his eyes, we witness the depths of both human cruelty and human grace―and we’re left grappling with what remains of Elie, a teenage boy caught between the two. I gain courage from his courage’.

You can also visit the free exhibition ‘Rescues of the Holocaust’ by The Weiner Library, which will be on display in Islington Town Hall foyer. The exhibition features remarkable stories from survivors, and is free and open to all. Between 20 – 30 January, 9am – 5pm.

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