Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Be  a light  in  the darkness’ is  the  theme for  2021’s annual Holocaust  memorial  day. Holocaust  memorial  events take  place  around January  27th,  the anniversary  of the  liberation  of  the  Auschwitz Camp in 1945. Due to Covid restrictions,  the  Department for  Interreligious  Relations  are  unable to  hold  the usual annual  events. However, an online commemoration will be available from 25th January on the diocesan website, www.rcdhn.org.uk This  will  include  a testimony  given  by Anita  Lasker  Wallfisch, who  is  a survivor  of  the infamous  Auschwitz  orchestra. Contributions  have  also been  given  by members  of  The United  Hebrew  Congregation Synagogue  in  Newcastle, and  Anita’s  grandson Simon,  a  renowned cellist.

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