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Holocaust Memorial Day

Stand Together is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours, and speaking out against oppression.​​

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

In the years leading up to the Holocaust, Nazi policies and propaganda deliberately encouraged divisions within German society – urging ‘Aryan’ Germans to keep themselves separate from their Jewish neighbours. 

The Holocaust, Nazi Persecution of other groups and each subsequent genocide, was enabled by ordinary citizens not standing with their targeted neighbours.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz – this is a significant milestone and is made particularly poignant by the dwindling number of survivors who are able to share their testimony. It also marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Bosnia

It provides an important opportunity for all residents to remember those who suffered and died in the Holocaust, Nazi persecutions and subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Join us as we reflect upon these atrocities and join together in demonstrating our solidarity in combating anti-semitism, racism and hatred.

Date: Monday 27 January 2020
Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Old Town Hall, Stratford, 29 The Broadway, London E15 4BQ

This year, we are honoured to be welcoming guest speaker and Holocaust survivor John Hajdu​.

This is a FREE public event. All are welcome to attend.


The Book Thief - free screening

Oscar nominated film, The Book Thief will be screened on Monday 27 January at 6.30 pm at the Stratford Picture House, Stratford in Screen 4. 

The film tells the story of a young girl living with her adoptive German family in the Nazi era. While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany young Liesel finds solace in stealing books and sharing them with others. 

In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents. 

The film lasts 2 hours and 11 minutes and is free to attend. 

The certificate is 12A.
Book tickets at Eventbrite​

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