Holocaust Memorial Day
Tuesday 25 – Sunday 30 January 2022
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a day of remembrance for the six million Jews, 500,000 Roma and the many millions killed in Nazi persecutions and later genocides.
Since 2015, Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day Group have run events in the days around Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) on January 27, which marks the date of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.
Holocaust Memorial Day events at Depot
Film: Final Account
Tuesday 25 January, 20:00
A stunning documentary made by the late Luke Holland, who was a local Ditchling resident, featuring ground-breaking interviews with the last generation of everyday people who lived and participated in Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.
National Theatre Live: Leopoldstadt
Thursday 27 and Sunday 30 January
An epic family drama telling the story of an Austrian-Jewish families experience over 50 years from the turn of the century to World War II. Written by Britain’s greatest living playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare In Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) inspired by his own family history.
Discussion: Imagine – One day in the life of …
Saturday 29 January, 14:00 – 16:30
A reflective event to consider oppression in its many forms. Why does it happen? What can we do to prevent it? What are our roles as perpetrators, participants, witnesses? Through memories, writing and discussion, using artefacts and newspaper cuttings, we will draw on family histories, or simply access our powers of empathy to imagine and bring to life a day of significance for someone who has suffered oppression, political or otherwise.
Suitable for all ages. We particularly welcome multi-generational stories, and young people who are wanting to engage with the topic of oppression imaginatively.
Led by Christine Cohen Park, writer and workshop convenor.
This is a free event, but registration is essential. Please email [email protected] to register.
Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day Group
The programme was put together by this group in conjunction with the national organisation, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. The Trust commemorates 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945. Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is a day of remembrance for the millions of people killed in Nazi persecutions and later genocides.
The organisers would like to thank Lewes Town Council, Lewes District Council and Depot cinema for their generous support