The 27th January marks a day in which the world stands together for Holocaust Memorial Day. A time where people come together to remember the devastation and destruction caused by the Holocaust, genocides and persecutions on a worldwide scale.
York’s Holocaust Memorial Day programme will be influenced by the national theme of, ‘How can life go on?’, engaging with partners both inside and outside the city to create a programme of varied events that commemorate the past, explore the present and challenge us as individuals and as a community as to how we can make a difference to the future.
Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition - FREE
Monday 16 January (pm) - Friday 27 January (am)
York Explore’s opening times.
Anne Frank: A History for Today tells the story of Anne’s life and diary set against the backdrop of the rise of Nazism, WWII and the Holocaust. Told through text and powerful images, this period in history is as moving and relevant as ever.
Guided tours can be arranged for groups and individuals. Please contact Heather Boyce to express an interest. Parental discretion is advised for children under the age of ten who would like to see the exhibition.
The Anne Frank Trust UK is an education charity that empowers young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York
Tel: 01904 552828 (York Explore) Email: email@example.com
City of York Civic Event - FREE
Sunday 22 January 2017
6.00pm - 7.30pm
City of York Council’s official Civic Event for HMD 2017, on the theme of ‘How Can Life Go On?’, hosted by the Lord Mayor and the Civic Party, with speakers including Michael Barrie on Holocaust survivors as ‘Displaced Persons’, and spoken accounts from Holocaust survivors then and refugees and asylum seekers now; also music, and information from local refugee groups and other partners.
Tickets to be booked from: www.yorkhmdcivic2017.eventbrite.co.uk
York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street, York
Tel: 01904 55 4300 Email: ben.Drake@york.gov.uk
University of York Open Lecture with Eva Hoffman: After Great Wrongs: From Memory to the Present - Free
Monday 23 January
As the Holocaust recedes in time, the guardianship of its legacy is being passed on from its survivors and witnesses to the next generation. How should they, in turn, convey its knowledge to others? What are the effects of a traumatic past on its inheritors? And what are the second generation's responsibilities to its received memories? Eva Hoffman - a child of Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust, but whose entire families perished - explores through personal reflections, and considering historical, psychological, and moral implications of the second-generation experience.
The Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York
Tickets to be booked from: www.york.ac.uk/tickets
Tel: 01904 324778 (Sue Abson) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Screening, Son of Saul - FREE
Tuesday 24 January
Join the University of York Jewish Society at a screening of Son of Saul, the 2015 Hungarian Oscar winner directed by Laszlo Nemes about a day-and-a-half in the life of Saul Auslander, a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando.
V/045, Vanbrugh College, Heslington West, University of York
Tel: 07572351963 Email: email@example.com
600 Candles - FREE
Thursday 26 January
A candle-lit act of commemoration in the Minster’s historic Chapter House. The peace of the Minster will provide an opportunity to remember victims genocide from the Holocaust to the present day, through music, testimony and time for reflection. All are welcome to sung evensong service beforehand at 5.15pm.
York Minster, Deangate, York, YO1 7HH
Tel: 01904 557200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How Can Life Go On? - FREE
Friday 27 January
12.00pm - 2.00pm
Starting with the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation at noon (15 minutes) , the church will be open to light candles and for reflection and prayer until 2.00pm. An audio visual aid will be used for reflection on the theme How Can Life Go On.
St Martin Chruch, Coney Street ,York
Film Screening, Denial (2017)
Sunday 29 January 2017
Based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for her historical interpretation against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.
Standard film screening fee applies
City Screen Cinema, 13-17 Coney St, York YO1 9QL
Tel: 01904 612940 Email: email@example.com
Clifford's Tower Commemoration - FREE
Date to be released shortly, please email for further information (March 2017)
Commemoration of the 1190 massacre of York’s Jewish population at the site of York Castle at Clifford's Tower, attended by the Lord Mayor and Civic Party, with music, spoken accounts and contributions, concluding with prayer and an act of remembrance.
Clifford's Tower, Tower Street, York YO1 9SA
Tel: 01904 55 4300 Email: Ben.Drake@york.gov.uk