Holocaust Memorial Day

Standing Together

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 January

A weekend of events commemorating Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day including a concert* at Trinity St John sub Castro, workshop and film at Depot on the theme ‘Standing Together’ showing the struggles against and resistances to, the Holocaust and other genocides.

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.

Holocaust Memorial Day events

MUSIC AND POETRY: Standing Together
Sunday 26 January, 19:00 – 20:30

*for details of the concert email [email protected]

Main Contributors

Lou Beckerman’s work draws on classical, jazz and folk to world music. She has performed for television and radio, and has two acclaimed albums, most recently ‘Into the Blue’, a collection of jazz-infused compositions. She has played in venues across the UK and USA, from large concert venues to intimate club settings. Her voice has been described as ‘like being rolled in honey’!


Christine Cohen Park is a novelist and award-winning editor of short-story collections, including Close Company published by Virago. She has spent 30 years running workshops and teaching at Sussex University.

Chutzpah Choir’s repertoire features Yiddish songs deeply rooted in spiritual traditions, Cantoral and Chassidic singing, but also draws on many other East European cultures.


Adrienne Thomas is local singer, songwriter and poet with a special interest in the Holocaust who also works as a celebrant and voice practitioner.

Mark Edwards is pianist, composer, arranger and producer and has performed and recorded with numerous leading musicians including Art Themen, Johnny Dankworth, Don Weller, Scott Hamilton, Kern Peplowski and Liane Carroll. He has recently completed a 38-city tour of Europe with Katie Melua.

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.

If you would like to be involved in future HMD projects, please contact [email protected]


The organisers would like to thank Lewes Town Council, Lewes District Council and Depot cinema for their generous support