Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked with joint commemoration

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum and Nottingham Trent University are to jointly commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Holocaust Memorial Day falls on the anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum and Nottingham Trent University are to jointly commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this Friday, 27 January.

The lunchtime event, to be held at Nottingham Conference Centre, will include prayers, song and presentations by students on their current Holocaust-related research.

It will be introduced by Angela Brown, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Nottingham Trent University, and Phil Lyons MBE, Chief Executive of the National Holocaust Centre.

This is an important event that continues to have universal significance, shaped by the past but with heightened relevance to today's world.

Professor Bill Niven

Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day of commemoration and reflection to remember those killed in the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. It takes place on 27 January annually because it marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

This is the first collaboration between the two institutions on Holocaust Memorial Day, building on connections between History and Heritage in the University’s School of Arts and Humanities and the Holocaust Centre.

The event has been jointly organised by Professor Bill Niven, Professor in Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University and founding member of the Academic Advisory Board at the Centre.

He said: “This is an important event that continues to have universal significance, shaped by the past but with heightened relevance to today's world.”

Professor Niven is currently working with NTU postgraduate students and the National Holocaust Centre on a digital exhibition entitled Legacies of the Holocaust, a free to use teaching and learning resource for secondary schools.

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Holocaust Memorial Day to be marked with joint commemoration

Published on 26 January 2017
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