University joins local organisations in marking Holocaust Memorial Day

The millions of people killed in the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur will be remembered at an event at the University of Leicester on 28 January for Holocaust Memorial Day.

This year's event – with the theme ‘The Power of Words’ – takes place in Fraser Noble Hall  from 7pm. The evening will include an address by Professor Aubrey Newman, former director of the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and presentations by representatives of a young people’s panel, who will talk about their visit to Auschwitz. There will be music from students at English Martyrs’ Catholic School and a Zimbabwean Choir.

Guests will include dignitaries from across Leicester and Leicestershire, including the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Jennifer, Lady Gretton, and the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Cllr Rashmikant Joshi.

Leicester’s Holocaust Memorial Day event is open to all.

The event has been organised by the Holocaust Memorial Committee, which includes representatives of Leicester City Council, the Leicester Council of Faiths, and the University's Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.