Holocaust Memorial Day events in Huddersfield

Holocaust Memorial Day


The University of Huddersfield, backed by ourselves and the 6 million+ Charitable Trust are holding a number of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January 2016) The events take place  27 and 28 January, and include a screening of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas on the 27 January at 7.30pm. The film will be shown alongside the award winning Children of the Holocaust short animations created by local animators – Fettle Animation at the Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield.

Out of Darkness exhibition

From 10.30am to 4pm on 28 January you will have a chance to see part of Artist Jen Kagan’s installation from her exhibition Out of Darkness, based on survival stories told to her by her Lithuanian parents.

Lantern ceremony

At 5.30pm on the 28 January, you have the opportunity to attend a lantern ceremony at the Canal Side Steps in the University of Huddersfield Campus.  Small lanterns, decorated with buttons and messages of hope will be floated, accompanied by singing from Linthwaite Ardron Junior School Choir.

Real life stories

Then an 6pm if you are interested in real life stories of the holocaust we recommend you attend Lilian Black’s talk about her father Eugene,  and his experience of surviving 4 concentrations camps. The talk will take place at the West Building Lecture Theatre and places can be booked by visiting the Holocaust Memorial Day booking website.  Lilian’s brother, David Black, also has an exhibition of paintings based on his father’s experience in the Creative Arts building of the University, his exhibition is open until 14 February.

Don’t Stand By Commemoration

As the evening draws in you have the chance to attend the Don’t Stand By Commemoration event, which begins at 7.30pm. This event will feature a presentation by holocaust survivor Leisel Carter, and a performance by Dewsbury Collegians – who will be performing a piece of drama based on the testimony of local Kurdish refugees, commissioned by Creative Scene.

Finally, why not enjoy a warm drink whilst listening to readings and music at Coffee Kabin from 8.45pm.

Everyone is invited to attend these special events to remember those who lost their lives and all events are free of charge,  but donations are welcome.

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