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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Holocaust Memorial Day 27/1‘Stand Together­’

Monday 27 January 2020.

11.30am Barking Town Hall Square.

Holocaust Memorial Day is commemorated on Monday 27 January 2020. The 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp in occupied Poland. It is the day for everyone to remember the six million Jewish people murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution, and in genocides which followed, in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 

Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity for people in our local community to reflect on those whose lives were changed beyond recognition, and to challenge prejudice, discrimination and hatred in our own society today. Holocaust Memorial Day reminds us that we all have a role to play to ensure that we learn the lessons of the past, to create a safer, better future.

The theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is 'Stand Together­'. Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, with events taking place across the country in January. HMD 2020 will also include marking the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia. People from across the UK are being urged to Stand Together at a time when communities in the UK and internationally seem increasingly divided.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham’s commemorative event for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 will take place on Monday 27 January and will bring together the civic, faith and political leadership of the borough, alongside pupils and students from local schools and the charity, Learning from the Righteous.

The public commemoration will start at 11.30am in the Town Hall Square where six candles will be lit in remembrance of the six million Jewish people murdered by the Nazis, followed by a minute’s silence and prayer by Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE.

The commemoration in the Town Hall square is free and open to all Barking and Dagenham residents and visitors. Please arrive by 11.25am.

Leave to Land: The Kitchener Camp exhibition curated by Weiner Library

Barking Town Hall.

Monday 27 January to Friday 31 January.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

The exhibition is free and suitable from age 12 years and older.

This exhibition tells the story of the Kitchener Camp rescue of Jewish refugees to Britain in 1939. 81 years since the rescue of their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other relatives of interred in concentration camps in Germany and Austria after Kristallnacht, the Kitchener Descendent Group have curated an exhibition about this remarkable rescue operation. The exhibition displays personal archival material from the descendant’s families and is a moving testimony to the story and history of the individuals.

Barking and Dagenham Council
Barking Town Hall
Town Hall Square
Barking IG11 7LU