22 January 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day 2015 events in Brighton & Hove

A series of events has been lined up around Holocaust Memorial Day in Brighton & Hove.

January 27 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation by allied forces of the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.   

It is also the 20th anniversary of the genocide at Srebrenica, Bosnia.

Jubilee Library, Brighton, from now until January 29 has ‘Faces in the Void’ – photographs by Marion Davies and poetry by Jane Liddell King. 

Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brighton, Sunday January 25, 3.30-4.30, a vigil on the theme of Holocaust and time for quiet reflection.

Jewish Film Club, Ralli Hall, 81 Denmark Villas, 7pm, a showing of the film documentary Nicky’s Family.  This is the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, now 105, who rescued 669 mostly-Jewish Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of WW2. 

The Old Courtroom, Brighton, Monday January 26, 1.30pm to 4pm, various speakers plus readings from Year 6 students of Carden Primary School.  A presentation by photographer Marion Davies and poet Jane Liddell King on their Faces in the Void exhibition showing at the Jubilee Library.  Limited capacity and first-come-first-served access.

University of Sussex Centre for German-Jewish Studies, Wednesday January 28 – Keep the Memory Alive, from 1.30.  Speakers including Bergen-Belsen concentration camp survivor Zahava Kohn.  Thomas Harding tells the story of a Jewish investigator who tracked down one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious war criminals.  Booking essential via the university’s website.

For information on all events see Brighton & Hove City Council’s website