Persecution, Survival and Celebration

180mins   15   

This event is part of Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day.

Talks and films recounting stories from the Holocaust including that of a Jewish survivor whose piano playing enchanted the world, and of the Roma, a people who have been both romanticised and vilified in popular culture and who have endured centuries of intolerance and persecution in Europe, including and estimated 500,000 who were murdered in the Holocaust.

Welcome: Janet Baah, Mayor of Lewes

Film: The Lady in Number 6 (39mins). Introduced by Rachel Roland, this Oscar-winning documentary-short tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, 109, the world's oldest pianist and a Holocaust survivor, who shares her views on how to live a long and happy life.

Film: A People Uncounted (99mins). Introduced by Janet Whittaker and Damian Le Bas, this acclaimed and powerful Canadian documentary focuses on the culture and history of the Romani people (also known as gypsies) in Europe, with special emphasis on their plight during the Holocaust

Closing remarks: Stephen Gauntlett, Chair of Lewes District Council

Free tickets available online or from Depot Box Office. This event will start at 14:00, so please arrive by 13:50 in order to secure your allocated seating.


Sat 26 January