Special event to mark Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day in Southampton next week

Special event to mark Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day in Southampton next week

Southampton is set to mark Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day next week with a commemorative event organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton and hosted by Solent University.

The in person and online event will take place in the Palmerston Lecture Theatre at Solent University on Wednesday 25 January from 5:30pm to 8pm. It is free and all are welcome to attend. Those attending online will be sent joining details after registration.

The evening will feature a roundtable discussion with Professor Jeremy Hicks (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Markian Prokopovych (University of Durham), and Mr Graham Cole (Holocaust Education Trust and Parkes Honorary Fellow) on the theme of Holocaust by bullets and the ethical questions raised by Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa’s recent film Babi Yar. Context (2021). 

Participants will be able to opt-in to receive a link to watch this at home prior to the event at Solent University when registering for this event.

There will also be a reading of poems based on the Cambodian Genocide by students from Solent University. Southampton school pupils’ reflections from Outreach workshops will also be shared as part of the event. 

Refreshments will be available after the event concludes and attendees will be able to tour an exhibition and stalls featuring local community groups and charities related to HMD.

For more information, and to book your free ticket, click here.


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