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Holocaust Memorial Day at King’s

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King’s is marking Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27 January, with activities that students, staff and the wider community can take part in.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January every year. It was on this date in 1945 that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, was liberated. Holocaust Memorial Day is an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

The theme for this years Holocaust Memorial Day is Ordinary People. The theme explores how ordinary people were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust – they were the perpetrators, bystanders, rescuers, witnesses – and ordinary people were victims.

You can find out more about this theme on the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website.

Events and blogs

Lessons from Auschwitz universities project blog

Jemma Adams, EDI Consultant, recently took part in the Lessons from Auschwitz universities project during which she visited the Auschwitz camps. In this blog, Jemma reflects on her experience of the project, what she learnt and the impact of engaging in this important initiative.

Read the blog on the Diversity Digest

Hearing from a Holocaust Survivor

Join King’s Jewish Society and the Holocaust Educational Trust to hear the testimony of a Holocaust survivor John Dobai and the testimonies of King’s students’ families.

Tuesday 24 January, 17.00 - 19.00,
KCL campus

Register here 

Visit the Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum with the Equality Diversity & Inclusion team

Join the EDI team on a visit to the Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War Museum. We will spend some time in the galleries and then join together for a coffee to discuss the experience.

Tuesday 31 January 2023, 15.30 - 17.30
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ (Accessibility information)

Email to let us know you’re coming.