Exeter Guildhall will play host to a free exhibition on Thursday, January 27 as part of Exeter City Council and Devon County Council’s commemorations of Holocaust Memorial Day.
Included in the daytime event, will be performances by local school children telling of what they’ve learned about the Holocaust and other more recent genocides.
Holocaust Memorial Day – Thursday, January 27 – remembers not only the well documented Holocaust which occurred during World War II, but also the ongoing worldwide genocides.
The exhibition will raise awareness of these ongoing issues with readings, presentations and visual displays as well as giving those who attend the opportunity to reflect on such issues and maybe even leave a comment in the city council’s Book of Remembrance.
During the late afternoon, attention will turn to The Mint Methodist Church, where Harry Bibring will give a presentation on his and his family’s life in war time Europe. This promises to be a fascinating look at life for a Jewish family in the 1930s in Germany, and the journey that brought Harry to England as part of the Kinderstransport. A limited number of tickets for this presentation, are available from The Lord Mayor’s office on 01392 265524.
The day’s events will close with an evening of Music and Words, again at the Mint Methodist Church with tickets for this also available from the Lord Mayor’s office.
(from a press release)