Holocaust Memorial Day

27th January 2016 @ 09:00 – 12:00
IWM London
Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park
London SE1


Holocaust Memorial DaySouthwark remembers the Holocaust, other genocides, and the continuing threat posed by hate crimes in the 21st century.

The Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE, and the Director-General of Imperial War Museums, Diane Lees CBE, host one of London’s largest events to remember the Holocaust and other genocides – and to reflect on the threat posed by hate crimes today.


There will be a private viewing of The Holocaust Exhibition from 9am to 10am followed by an indoor ceremony from 10.15am with Holocaust survivor, Jan Imich, and guest speaker, Lord Browne of Madingley (former head of BP and author of The Glass Ceiling).

Music by members of the Southbank Sinfonia, Standard bearing by  members of the Royal British Legion, and a poem written and performed by council officer, Suléy Muhidin, on this year’s theme, Don’t Stand By.

Memorial prayers led by Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman representing the Office of The Chief Rabbi.

Followed by  wreath laying at the Soviet War Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial Tree until approximately 12noon.

Advance booking for the private exhibition viewing and indoor ceremony  closed on 22nd January, though you can contact The Mayor of Southwark’s Office on 020 7525 7303 or mayors.office@southwark.gov.uk for further questions.

The Southwark commemoration is supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund.




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