Holocaust Memorial Week

2016 events programme


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

Holocaust Memorial Week

25 - 29 January 2016

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 2016 programme is now available. Events will take place mainly at the University's Colchester campus, and will include talks, performances, theatre and art, along with a Ceremony of Light to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides, which this year will start with a special ceremony to light one of the 70 candles for 70 years, hosted a venues throughout the UK on Holocaust Memorial Day.

For more information email events@essex.ac.uk , or telephone: 01206 872692.


Coordinator of Holocaust Memorial Week at the University of Essex:

Professor Rainer Schulze
Department of History
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
Telephone 01206 873404
Email: hme@essex