15:00 - 16:00
The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER
Fairs and exhibitions
Holocaust Memorial Week
This annual event is a time for reflection on the genocides that have occurred over the last century and what we can do to build a safer and more inclusive society.
The commemoration includes music, reflections, poetry and an address by Holocaust Survivor Susan Pollack, MBE. Susan Pollack has long been involved in addressing parliament departments here and in the European Union of her Holocaust experience. She was born in Hungary, the last country in Europe to transport the Jews. More than 6 million Jews were murdered, many of these in Auschwitz, where Susan and her family had also been sent, and suffered incomprehensible consequences. She was awarded in recent times an MBE and the freedom of the city. We welcome Susan Pollack to Southend to talk about the experiences she endured during this time. The service of commemoration is open to all and guests are invited to arrive early in order to view the exhibitions.
Parking is available in the Civic Centre car park, off Carnarvon Road, and will be free for this event.
The event is taking place at The Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6ER.
For further information please visit the Southend Borough Council website.