Holocaust Memorial Week

2017 events programme

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Holocaust Memorial Week commemorates the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Holocaust Memorial Week

23 - 27 January 2017

Since 2007 the University of Essex has marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a series of events taking place during the week that leads up to or includes 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by Soviet troops.

The week provides a focus for remembering the millions of people killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in countries such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It is also an opportunity for us to look at human rights issues, and lessons still to be learned by the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Memorial Week 2017 programme is now available.

For more information email events@essex.ac.uk, or telephone: 01206 873270.