This is a day recognised annually across the world to remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed from 1933-1945 under the Nazi persecution and in genocides across the world since.
There will be a service of commemoration at the Bandstand in Queen’s Park, Loughborough on Friday 27 January, 12 noon. The Mayor of Charnwood, Cllr Jennifer Tillotson will read a statement of commitment and members of the public are encouraged to lay a pebble on the commemoration stone as a mark of respect.
Amanda Harrington, Associate Lecturer in Loughborough’s Business School, will be giving a 50-minute talk on this year’s theme ‘Ordinary People’. The event will take place on Friday 27 January, 1pm-1.50pm in Room BE0.64 (Business School). The talk will explore the roles of perpetrator, persecuted, rescuer and bystander. Attendees are encouraged to share ideas, experiences and knowledge.
There will also be an online lecture at 11am entitled '23 August 1939: The Nazi-Soviet Pact and Mass Killing in Eastern Europe by Dr Paul Maddrell'. On 23 August 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union concluded a non-aggression pact, enabling Adolf Hitler to wage war on Poland without fear of a war with the Soviet Union. Both armies invaded Poland in September 1939 and by doing so, made the Holocaust possible. Please join the call 5 minutes before the start time.