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NTU Faith: Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Holocaust Memorial Day

NTU Faith & Chaplaincy in collaboration with University of Nottingham will mark Holocaust Memorial Day by taking the opportunity to learn about the past and discuss how we can create a safer future.

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Event details

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Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on 27th January and offers time to remember the genocide of 6 million Jews murdered under Nazi persecution and to remember other genocides in history such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is One Day.  

We will hear reflections from survivors, scholars and chaplains with an act of commemoration from students and members of the Jewish community on the importance of remembering the Holocaust genocide and learning how to never allow such atrocities to happen again.

The event is open to both the NTU Community and the general public.


Holocaust survivors

We will be hearing from three Holocaust survivors who will be sharing their experience on the evening.

5.30 pmWelcomeClive Foster- Multi-Faith Manager
5.35 pmGuest Speaker - Holocausts and other genocides - memory comparisonsWilliam Niven - Professor Emeritus
5.55 pm

Guest Speaker

The Kindertransport and working with survivor testimony

Dr Amy Williams – NTU Researcher into the Kindertransport story

6.05 pm


Topic – Why it is important for young people to remember HMD

Lara Kay – President of JSOC
6.10 pm

Guest Speaker

Remembering the past – change for the future

Susan King - Nottingham Liberal Synagogue


Commemorative memorial

Led by University Jewish Chaplin

Rabbi Eli Grunewald - University Jewish Chaplain
6.25 pmPresentation from NTU studentsThe Holocaust in History and Memory module students
6.35 pm

Holocaust survivors’ testimonies

Hanna Miley, Mike Wolf and Margot Cohen Goldberg

6.50 pm

University of Nottingham chaplaincy reflections - One Day

Laura Henderson, Jannette Alvardaro Cruz, Christopher Howitt,

Elizabeth Middleton

6.55 pm

Interactive activity – Padlet

What can I do to make the world free from hate…….

Robina Din – Multi-Faith Coordinator

7.00 pm

Event Close

Clive Foster - Multi-Faith Manager


Holocaust survivors

We will be hearing from three Holocaust survivors who will be sharing their experience on the evening.

Hanna Miley

Hanna was born in 1932 into a Jewish family who lived in the Eifel region of Germany. As Nazi violence against Jews escalated, her parents, sought ways to escape. In July 1939, they placed 7-year-old Hanna on a Kindertransport to Britain. Hanna has written a book about her experiences entitled "A Garland for Ashes: World War II, the Holocaust, and One Jewish Survivor's Long Journey to Forgiveness".

Mike Wolf

Mike grew up in Prussia. He journeyed on a Kindertransport from Berlin to Glasgow just before his 3rd birthday. Incredibly his mother accompanied him for part of his journey. They then moved to Bolivia during the war where father and son were reunited with Mike’s mother. The family later moved to America in the 1970’s. Mike has written an autobiography entitled “Full Circle: A young boy’s escape from Nazi Germany and his reunion with family.

Margot Cohen Goldberg

Margot was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, and left for England on the Kindertransport at age 13. She was sponsored by Girls' School in Newcastle-under-Lyme and lived with a succession of foster families until she turned 16. She spent two years working in Berlin with US Army Intelligence before she immigrated to the United States, eventually settling in Missouri. She is actively involved in local non-profits and volunteers as a board member of her homeowners' association.

Guest Speakers:

Amy Williams – PhD Researcher

Researcher into the Kindertransport, particularly about the memory the commemoration and the representation of this rescue operation. Amy was awarded the Culture Engagement Award 2017 by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership at the Midlands3Cities Research Festival for work done at the National Holocaust Centre and museum.

William Niven – Professor Emeritus

Professor Emeritus having retired in 2020 Bill Nevin a Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University has published widely on Germany’s efforts to come to terms with this National Socialist past. Among his publications are monographs facing the Nazi Past (Routledge, 2000) and The Buchenwald Child (Camden House, 2007). Professor Niven has also edited many volumes of essays on Germany’s relationship to its past.

University of Nottingham Chaplaincy Team

Will be reflecting on the Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 theme One Day

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