A range of free events will be taking place during the last week of January to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The theme for 2017 is ‘How can life go on?. All events are open to the public.
Monday 23 – Saturday 28 January – Exhibition: Exhibition: Poems from the Warsaw Ghetto
Idea Store Watney Market, Free exhibition.
23 January to 2 February (Dates TNBC) – All Libraries and Idea Stores
Books displays at all sites, which will include some new titles as well as new editions of classic stock, such as:
Eva Kolinsky – after the holocaust
Gad Beck – an underground life
Trude Levi - Did you ever meet Hitler miss?
Suzanne Evans – forgotten crimes
Michael Smith – Foley the spy who saved 10000 Jews
Anne Michaels – Fugitive Pieces
David Baddiel – the secret purposes
W G Sebald – Austerlitz
Art Spiegelman – Maus
Thursday 24th January - Film – Schools Event– Rich Mix
Jewish Care, joint with the UK Jewish Film Festival and on behalf of TH Council, will provide a film screening and speaker for students across all of the Secondary Schools in Tower Hamlets aged Year 9 and above. This will take place at Rich Mix and is expected to be attended by over 100 students of various religions including but not limited to representatives from the Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Baha’i and Jewish communities of Tower Hamlets and those of no faith.
This free event will include a screening of Paper Clips - a documentary about school children in America who in their studies of the Holocaust try to collect six million paper clips to help make sense of the enormous number of Jewish people killed by the Nazis. The screening will be followed by discussion led by Holocaust education expert Kay Andrews.
The event will take place on Tuesday 24th January 2017 at Rich Mix
www.richmix.org.uk from 9.45am - 12.15pm,
(Contact – UKJF Rachel Burns, 020 3176 0048, M: 07946 214 798, Rich Mix box office 020 7613 7498)
Thursday 26th January - Film - ‘Night and Fog’ - TH Local History Archive, Bancroft Road
Holocaust Memorial Day
Thursday 26 January, 6.30-7.30pm
As part of the 2017 commemoration, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives presents a double bill of short films.
Night and Fog (30 mins, 1956)
Often voted among the best documentaries of all time, this early film by Alain Resnais intersperses graphic scenes from the liberation of the camps with footage shot in their ruins ten years later. A graphic and upsetting depiction of the horrors of fascism, this screening is not suitable for children.
Refuge England (27 mins, 1959)
Director Robert Vas was brought up in a Jewish ghetto, and arriving in London during the experimental cinema verite movement, his early films avoided the imposition of a formal narrative so as to prioritise image and sound. This, his first feature, depicts a refugee's arrival in London after Hungary's 1956 revolution.
(Contact Tamsin Bookey 020 7364 1293)
Monday 16th – Tuesday 31st January - TH Local History Archive – ‘Hidden Histories of the Holocaust’ exhibition
In recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, we will be hosting a small display curated by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust in 2011, in which survivors of the Holocasut and subsequent genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and Cambodia reveal an object from their lives before genocide and its significance to them.
Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
Sunday 29th January - Jewish Heritage Walk
12.30pm start (Aldgate Tube Station)
Jewish East End Celebration Society will lead a cultural and historical walk of the Jewish East End, marking, remembering and celebrating the Jewish community’s contribution to Tower Hamlets. The Walk will culminate at the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street for the Interfaith event.
(contact Clive Bettington firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday 29th January - Interfaith Event 2017
15:00 – 17:00 East London Central Synagogue, Nelson Street.
Interfaith memorial service to celebrate tolerance and for all to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Local community leaders from many backgrounds and faiths will contribute to the programme and encourage their communities to attend.