To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 our young people from our rural groups in Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth, with the help of youth workers Charity and Jane, have created this painting. It will be displayed in the foyer of the Lighthouse Poole on Sunday 28th January for the event that is taking place there.
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place each year on 27 January. It was on this date in 1945 that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated. Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed.
HMD is for everyone. Each year across the UK, thousands of people come together to learn more about the past and take action to create a safer future.
The Bournemouth and Poole Holocaust Memorial Day Committee’s annual commemoration will be taking place on Sunday 28th January at the Lighthouse Poole from 2:00pm to 4:30pm.
The theme for HMD 2024 is ‘Fragility of Freedom’ and we will be remembering the 30th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda (7 April 1994 – 15 July 1994) and the 70th anniversary of the Roma Genocide in Auschwitz (2nd August 1944).
Our programme will be devoted to hearing the testimony of a Holocaust survivor as told by his daughter. The number of Holocaust survivors who are still alive to tell their stories is dwindling fast and those who are still alive are reluctant to travel very far so our speaker is from an organisation called Generation 2 Generation which provides speakers to tell their family Holocaust stories using eye-witness testimony.
Please note that entry is by ticket only. Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite and from the box office at the Lighthouse: 01202 280000.