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Memorial day events

Last updated: 2006-01-17

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

SomethingJewish offers a guide to Holocaust Memorial Day events taking place across the UK. From Accrington to Worcester there are events before, during and after the day allowing everyone to take part in the national commemoration.

Details of Holocaust Memorial Day events has been compiled by Wendy Whitworth, Local Activities Coordinator for HMD.

To add your event, email: wendy@whitsend.demon.co.uk or hmd@luther.co.uk

Click on an event name to get more information about it. 

Holocaust Memorial Day , Aberdeen
Aberdeen 
A reflective display presenting the Past with pictures on the Holocaust (by HeartStone) and , in... 
Holocaust Memorial Service
Appleby Magna 
The Chairman of North West Leicestershire District Council will be hosting this event... 
Barnsley's Third Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Event
Barnsley 
The event includes addresses from his worship the Mayor of Barnsley & Local members of... 
MEMORIAL SERVICE
Bath 
The morning service is to be a service of remembering the Holocaust.... 
'In Their Own Words'
Belfast 
Film of 'In Their Own Words' - featuring Survivors and Liberators of the Holocaust and Rwandan... 
Civic Service of Remembrance
Berwick-upon-Tweed 
A service to be held in the Parish Church and afterwards at the Holocaust memorial tree in the... 
Holocaust Commemorative Event
Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees 
For the past five years Christian Friends of Israel UK (North East) have been involved in promoting... 
Birmingham Holocaust Memorial Day
Birmingham 
Birmingham will be commemorating the sixth national Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 29th January... 
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Holocaust Memorial Day Observance
Blackburn 
Official annual civic observance of Holocaust Memorial Day by the Blackburn with Darwen Borough... 
Denial: a play, a commemoration, a warning
Blackburn 
Exchange, the community cohesion, education, outreach and development agency of Blackburn Cathedral... 
Bridgend - Holocaust Memorial Day
Bridgend 
This year's Holocaust Memorial Day will once again take place at Brackla Tabernacle in Bridgend... 
Brigg Holocaust Memorial Ceremony and Exhibition
Brigg 
This is an annual event in Brigg... 
Air Raid Shelter Exhibition
Brighton 
Whitehawk Primary School will open its school air raid shelter for two public viewings... 
Bearing Witness : Writing about the Holocaust
Brighton 
The first of two special events at The Jubilee Library in Brighton to mark our Holocaust Awareness... 
Film screening of 'Hiding from Hitler'
Brighton 
Screening of 'Hiding From Hitler'. Over 1... 
Holocaust Exhibition
Brighton 
All week exhibition to include: Jewish community, LGBT and Refugees and Asylum seekers. ... 
Remember and Repent
Brighton 
Philosophical, interfaith discussion on the Holocaust 5:30pm to 7pm... 
Sue Vice - Holocaust Testament
Brighton 
Sue Vice (author of 'Holocaust Fiction: From William to Binjimin Wilkomirski' and 'Children Writing... 
University of Sussex Annual Event
Brighton 
Annual Holocaust Memorial event this year looking at the national theme 'One person can make a... 
Workshop 'Trauma and Memory in the Twentieth Century'
Brighton 
Speakers will include Lyn Smith author of 'Forgotten voice of the Holocaust' (based on 25 years of... 
Commemorative Event at Bristol University
Bristol 
Students and staff of Bristol University as well as members of the public will come together to... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Bromsgrove 
Bromsgrove District Council will be holding a Holocaust Memorial Day Service on Friday 27th January... 
Holocaust Memorial Service
Bury St Edmunds 
There will be a short service in the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds (next to the Holocaust... 
'Absence and Loss': Photographs by Marion Davies
Cambridge 
Marion Davies' photographic Holocaust Memorial Exhibition, 'Absence and Loss'illustrates the... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Ceremony
Cambridge 
'One Person Can Make a Difference': commemorating victims of the Holocaust and other 20th century... 
Service of Remembrance
Cambridge 
A Service of Remembrance organised in conjunction with Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity and the... 
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2006
Camden 
Once again this January Camden’s Equalities & Social Inclusion Team (ESIT) invites you to... 
Chesterfield Borough Council Book of Commemoration
Chesterfield 
Book of commmitment to be signed by the Chief Executive, Council Leader and Mayor and open to... 
Prayer Vigil
Cirencester 
Reflection, meditation and prayer... 
Clacton on Sea Poster Display
Clacton on Sea, Essex 
A poster display, floral tribute and candle will be in the foyer of the Town Hall on Friday 27... 
Candle Lighting Ceremony
Croydon 
The Mayor of Croydon will light a candle at noon in memory of all vicitims of the Holocaust and... 
One Person Can Make A Difference
Croydon 
Community Leaders and School Children will remember rescuers through poetry, music and... 
'Cry from the Grave' & Cultural Event
Derby 
Showing of the short film 'Cry from the Grave' followed by a programme of Bosnian culture. ... 
Darfur Awareness Event
Derby 
An event to raise public awareness of the situation in Darfur, Sudan... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Cultural Event and Workshop
Derby 
This new event will include musical contributions as follows Jewish Alternative Women Raunak -... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Event
Derby 
An evening of readings, poetry, dance, music and testimony to reflect the theme 'One Person Can... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Derby 
A special Service as part of Derby's response to Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Into the Arms of Strangers
Derby 
A special screening for 6th form students of the documentary that details the evacuation of Jewish... 
Into the Arms of Strangers
Derby 
A special screening for 6th form students of the documentary that details the evacuation of Jewish... 
Quiet reflection and prayer, to include Stone Setting ceremony
Derby 
We will gather in the Bridge Chapel, St Mary's Bridge, Derby, from 2... 
'Shake Hands With The Devil - The Journey of Romeo Dallaire
Derby 
A powerful and painful documentary following Romeo Dallaire, commander of the UN peacekeeping... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Dorchester 
A short service with representatives from each of the communities that suffered during the... 
Memorial Tree
Dorchester, Dorset 
A tree branch will be placed in the public library for members of the public, schools and other... 
Holocaust Memorial Day
Dudley 
Reading of poetry by children, guest speaker and exhibition highlighting the Holocaust... 
Annual Holocaust Memorial Day Sabbath service
Elstree 
The annual Holocaust Memorial Day service at the The Liberal Synagogue in Elstree... 
Enfield Screening of ‘Sophie Scholl – the last days’
Enfield 
A special screening of the celebrated German film ‘Sophie Scholl – the last... 
Remembering Holocaust Memorial Day
Enfield 
Enfield’s Mayor Cllr Bill Price hosts an evening of thoughtful pieces that focus on the... 
Children's Commemoration
Enniskillen 
This is an opportunity for the local children who participated in the creative workshops to perform... 
Creative Workshops
Enniskillen 
We will be holding creative arts workshops at the Enniskillen museum during January to compliment... 
Enniskillen Schools Poster Competition
Enniskillen 
We have contacted both primary and post-primary schools in the Enniskillen area to invite pupils... 
Flower Planting
Enniskillen 
5000 yellow crocus bulbs have been distributed to 47 primary schools in the Enniskillen area... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Enniskillen 
To be held on the 22nd January in the Ardhowen Theatre... 
Kindertransport Exhibition
Enniskillen 
We have arranged for the Kindertransport exhibition, developed by Robert Sugar, to be displayed in... 
Book of Remembrance
Exeter 
The Exeter Book of Remembrance (in its second year) will be placed in the Exeter Central Library... 
Holocaust Memorial Week
Falkirk 
Larbet High School pupils and staff will be presenting a series of readings, reflections and music... 
Gloucester Cathedral Holocaust Memorial Day
Gloucester 
Prayers will be said at Evensong at 5.30pm.... 
East Riding of Yorkshire Holocaust Memorial Day
Goole 
East Riding of Yorkshire Holocaust Memorial Day is hosted this year at Vermuyden School... 
Harlow Jewish Community
Harlow 
This year the event, following the succesful event held in the Council Chamber of the Civic... 
Harrow Corporation Holocaust Memorial Day
Harrow 
Memorial Service for staff only... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service
Hendon 
One Person Can Make A Difference -Hidden Children will tell their stories of how even a small... 
ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Hereford 
EXHIBITION COMMEMORATING PAST EVENTS AND LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON... 
Holocaust Day Remembrance Service.
Highbridge, Nr Burnham on Sea, Somerset. 
A short service conducted by the Vicar of Highbridge and other local Church dignitaries to pay... 
Mala & Edek - A Tale of Auschwitz
Horsham 
After a successful premier at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2005, The Holocaust Project are proud to be... 
Hotel Rwanda Screening
Hove 
A screening of Hotel Rwanda (2004, Dir... 
6 million +
Huddersfield 
An installation in Huddersfield Art gallery for Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Kirklees Holocaust Memorial Event
Huddersfield 
This year's event will commemorate the tragedy of the Nazi Holocaust and more recent genocides, as... 
Sinclair House Holocaust Memorial Day
Ilford 
Sinclair House are holding an event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Assembly
Ipswich 
Assembly to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Kettering 
Holocaust Memorial Day Flag hoisting ceremony at the Council offices followed by readings, prayers... 
Holocaust Memorial Day
Kilmarnock 
The Holocaust Memorial Day will be marked by a short lunchtime meeting for senior pupils and staff... 
National Coalition Building Institutes, (NCBI) Lancashire together with Dukes Theater and Cinema Lancaster "Life Is Beautiful"
Lancaster 
The film 'Life is Beautiful' will be shown, and will be followed by a discussion... 
National Coalition Building Institutes, (NCBI) Lancashire together with Dukes Theater and Cinema Lancaster Film Workshop
Lancaster  
Film Workshop on the subject of rescue in the Holocaust entitled "Help us!" by Judith... 
One Person Can Make A Difference
Lancaster 
Candlelight commemoration remembering all the groups targeted by the Holocaust... 
Warwick Arts Society: Stamic Quartert Performance
Leamington Spa 
Stamic Quartet performing the work of Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Hans Krasa – who died at... 
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
Leeds 
This dramatisation by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett brings to life the written record of a... 
Leeds City Council Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Leeds 
Event to commemorate the victims of Nazi persecution and remember the victims of more recent... 
St Francis School Assembly
Lincoln 
Assembly for students and staff of the School on the theme of One Person Can Make a Difference... 
Amateur Dramatics Production
London 
Amateur Dramatics production by “3 Dot Productions” of a play based on the experiences... 
Commemoration and Inauguration
London 
Holocaust survivors will be joined by the Mayor of Barnet, schoolchidren from the Borough and... 
Holocaust Memorial Day - 'Am I My Brother's Keeper?"
London 
A moving testimony by Cirla Lewis, a hidden child, saved through the courage of one family... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service
London 
We are holding an Inter-Faith service at St James Norland Church, St James Gardens; 26th January 4... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Service 2006
London 
The Association of Jewish Refugees invite you to attend a Holocaust Memorial Day Service... 
Imperial War Museum Film Showings
London 
Refugee Voices: Moments and Memories Refugees who escaped from Hitler and settled in Britain tell... 
Jewish Music Concerts: “I wandered through Theresienstadt….”
London 
To honour Holocaust Memorial Day Svetlana Kundish and Maya Kasir soprano, Sagi Harov cello, Marc... 
Lambeth Holocaust Memorial Day
London 
A 2 hour event on Thursday 26th January. An exhibition at 6pm with the main event from 6.30-8... 
London Borough of Lambeth Event
London 
Annual Commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Never Forget
London 
An exhibition of a small version of the celebrated installation-work by ceramic artist Jenny... 
Northwood Holocaust Memorial Day Event
London 
A series of 17 half day seminars running from Sunday 29 January - Thursday 2 February 2006 for... 
Readings from "The Holocaust Trilogy" by Julia Pascal
London 
Readings from the Holocaust Trilogy by Julia Pascal, followed by a discussion: "One Person Can... 
Refugee from Nazism - The Story of Hilde Schindler
London 
Exhibition showing how one young woman, Hilde Schindler, escaped to Britain from Nazi Germany and... 
Rehearsal of WMA Singers
London 
During the interval of rehearsal, I will introduce readings from a) a child who came to England on... 
Rio Cinema Film Showings
London 
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 January Double Bill: NIGHT AND FOG (15) 2.45pm (France 1955) dir... 
Sandra Shevey's East End Jewish Market Walk
London 
Sandra Shevey has been giving walks around the East End of London`s markets since 1990... 
Special film screening of Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final Solution with Laurence Rees
London 
A special screening of "Surprising Beginnings" from Auschwitz: the Nazis and the Final... 
St Francis De Sales Junior School Primary School Assembly
London 
We are using this day to educate children about the theme of the 2006 Holocaust Memorial Day them:... 
The Anne Frank Trust UK Holocaust Memorial Day Lunch
London 
Fundraising lunch for the London business community... 
The Holocaust & Humanity exhibition
London 
An exhibition of the paintings of Moshe Galili, a Hungarian artist who escaped the Holocaust as a... 
The Holocaust, Second World War and Jewish East End Walk
London 
A walk led by East End expert, and registered Corporation of London walking guide, Clive Bettington... 
The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust
London 
A concert programme and interactive lecture by Jerry Silverman of lost songs of the Holocaust... 
Tower Hamlets HMD Interfaith Commemoration
London 
An interfaith event at the Central East London (Nelson Street) Synagogue, with representatives from... 
Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day Event
London 
The Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day event this year will be at the Stepney Jewish Community... 
Exhibition: Leon Greenman Auschwitz Survivor 98288
Loughborough 
A moving exhibition about the life of British Citizen Leon Greenman OBE, concentration camp... 
Public Ceremony
Loughborough 
We welcome everybody to participate in this public memorial ceremony.... 
Stand in My Place
Loughborough 
An exhibition of work by local artists reflecting genocide... 
That Which Survives
Loughborough 
Come and see your shoes forming the open exhibition... 
The Last Vendee: Politics and Genocide in Revolutionary France
Loughborough 
In this talk, Literature Officer Dr Kerry Featherstone will discuss events of the Vendee wars and... 
"A Survivor's Tale" at Manchester Jewish Museum
Manchester 
Helen Stein was a little girl in Southern France during the Holocaust... 
Love Sets You free
Manchester 
Liebe Macht Fre (Love Sets You Free) is the heart rending story of Janni Kowalski ,a young gay man... 
Manchester City Council Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Manchester 
In Association with the UK Jewish Film Festival, there will be a premier screening of 'Hiding from... 
Remembering the Pink Triangle
Manchester 
An evening session for young lesbian, gay men and bisexuals,(LGB), to understand the plight of LGB... 
London Borough of Merton
Merton 
Testimonies, readings, music and poetry of the Holocaust and other Genocides.... 
Just Supper and Talk
Milton Keynes 
Peace & Justice Network Supper, followed by talk "One Person Can Make a Difference: the... 
Leon School Event
Milton Keynes 
A showing of the film "The Power of Goodness" about the life of Gina Schwarzmann... 
Milton Keynes Competition for 13-19 Year Olds
Milton Keynes 
A Competition for young people 13-19 years Theme: 'One person can make a difference' Creative... 
Milton Keynes Music Competition
Milton Keynes 
As part of the Holocaust Memorial Day events at Christ the Cornerstone Church, the Music Service is... 
One Person Can Make a Difference
Milton Keynes 
A programme of music, drama and reflections on the above theme, followed by refreshments... 
Sixth Form Event
Milton Keynes 
The programme will include a presentation by students from Leon School about their recent trip to... 
Planting of Olive Tree
New Haven 
A simple ceremony during which students from Tideway School Newhaven will give their thoughts on... 
The Short Life of Anne Frank:Schools event
Newcastle 
Documentary for Schools 9th -13th January 16th - 20th January A moving documentary telling the... 
Holocaust Memorial Day
Newcastle under Lyme 
Following on from 2005's succesful event, The New Vic Theatre Borderlines Department, Newcastle... 
1001 Nights Now: School workshops
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Northern Stage's latest production "1001 Nights Now" is a modern take on the story of... 
Anne Frank (+you) exhibition
Newcastle Upon Tyne 
The Anne Frank (+you) exhibition will run from 16 December 2005 - 21st January 2006... 
Byker Holocaust Memorial Day Event
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Members of the host, asylum-seeking and refugee communities will come together to create collective... 
Newcastle Commemorative Event
Newcastle upon Tyne 
The City Council's commemoration will focus on the 2006 theme of "One Person can Make a... 
Newcastle University Writers
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Following the success of last year's "Witness in Survival" event, Newcastle University... 
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days: Public Screening
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Based on a true story, the film follows the last days of Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans... 
Sophie Scholl - The Final Days: Schools Screening
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Based on a true story, the film follows the last days of Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans... 
Stand Up, Speak Out
Newcastle upon Tyne 
Suitable for Years 8, 9 and 10... 
Holocaust Prayers at St Woolos Cathedral
Newport 
The Mayor of Newport will attend prayers at the temporary Holocaust Shrine in the Cathedral. ... 
Commemorative Event
Northampton 
A commemorative event at the University of Northampton featuring contributions from Mrs Ann Tate... 
Debate: Why Holocaust Memorial Day? Why not Genocide Day?
Northampton 
A debate on: Why should we commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day? Why don't we have a "Genocide... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony
Nottingham 
A short ceremony of readings and reflections, led by the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, gathered... 
Candlelight Vigil
Oldham 
A Vigil, open to everyone who shares the Statement of Commitment for Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Holocaust Memorial Ceremony
Oxford 
An intimate opportunity to reflect on the Holocaust and its legacy. Open to all... 
Holocaust Memorial Concert
Oxford 
A poignant concert to commemorate those who died in the Shoah and to reflect on the theme of 'One... 
Holocaust Survivor: Renee Salt
Oxford 
Holocaust Survivor Renee Salt will speak as part of the Wadham chapel series on 'Witness'... 
Hotel Rwanda & Rwanda Survivor
Oxford 
Rwanda survivor Beatha Uwazaninka speaks on her experiences in 1994, at 14 years old, surviving the... 
Oxford Brookes Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony
Oxford 
A short film of survivors sharing their stories will be shown and followed by a candle-lighting... 
And I Still See Their Faces
Peterborough 
Splyt Jaws Theatre Company and Peterborough Regional College present an evening at the Key Theatre... 
Ceremony at Memorial Tree
Plymouth 
Half hour meeting by memorial tree in a beautiful garden overlooking the sea... 
'One Person Can Make a Difference'
Plymouth 
Evening meeting with readings, music, poetry etc. on the theme... 
Coedylan Comprehensive Assembly
Pontypridd 
These assemblies, held in the week of 27th January will include a powerpoint presentation presented... 
D-Day Museum: Holocaust Memorial Day
Portsmouth 
A display about a group of wartime photographs of the underground weapons factory of Dora-Mittelbau... 
Free Opening of Portsmouth Museum
Portsmouth 
Portsmouth Museum will be opening free of charge in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day.... 
'One person can make a difference - Could that person be you?'
Reading 
Honourable Guest Speakers: Sir Nicholas Winton & Vera Gissing... 
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Event - 26th January
Reigate 
A Short Commemorative ceremony of readings and prayers read by the Mayor's chaplain... 
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council Event - 27th January
Reigate 
A Short Commemorative ceremony of readings and prayers read by the Mayor's chaplain An... 
Holocaust Memorial Service
Rochester 
An extended Friday evening service with prayers and readings for Holocaust Memorial Day... 
North Lincolnshire Council Commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day
Scunthorpe 
Service hosted by the Mayor of North Lincolnshire Council in support of Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Another Time, Another Place
Sheffield 
Throughout the week leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day, Hallam Students Union will be exhibiting... 
Tree Dedication Ceremony
Sheffield 
We will be dedicating a tree in the Peace Gardens in the centre of Sheffield to the victims of the... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Jersey
St Helier Jersey 
Commemoration of the Islanders who died in Nazi camps and prisons... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Young People's Art & Poetry
Stanley 
In order to raise awareness of Holocaust Memorial Day, an art and poetry competition is being held... 
Displays in Stockport Libraries
Stockport 
Stockport Library and Information Service will have displays in all libraries to commemorate... 
Stockton On Tees Holocaust Memorial Day Event
Stockton on Tees 
Reflection on "One Person Can Make A Difference" and symbolic lighting of candle at... 
Family Breakfast and Assembly
Stoke-on-Trent 
On January 26 we are unveiling our wall of promises in the hall where children and parents can post... 
Stroud Jewish Community Holocaust Memorial
Stroud 
Participants will be reciting mourners Kaddish, a poem by Rev Niemeler, and providing examples of... 
One Person Can Make a Difference
Sunderland 
A talk will be given by Rabbi Dr Robert Ash( Newcastle Reform Synagogue)which will be followed by a... 
Holocaust Memorial Day
Swansea 
Swansea College will be hosting a wide range of activities to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day... 
Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage
Swansea 
In keeping with the theme, One Person Can Make a Difference, Taliesin will be screening Sophie... 
Heroines of the Holocaust
Telford 
An Exhibition "By Children for Children" Featuring Anne Frank and Corrie Ten Boom... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Exhibition
Telford 
Exhibition detailing the 2006 theme with supplementary displays and information... 
London Borough of Wandsworth Commemoration
Wandsworth 
A Candlelit concert, choir, poetry readings and testimonies to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.... 
Wellingborough's Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Wellingborough 
Wellingborough will be commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day in a variety of ways including an... 
Brent Holocaust Memorial Day
Wembley 
Multi Faith Commemoration with guest speakers... 
Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration
Wigan & Leigh 
Two half hour ceremonies. Readings and commemoration on 27th January 2006... 
Wood Green Cineworld: Hotel Rwanda
Wood Green 
SOPHIE Okonedo, the Oscar-nominated star of the film Hotel Rwanda, is set to make a guest... 
Holocaust Memorial Day
York 
A vigil, procession and meeting will take place in York on 26th January in commemoration and...