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Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 #StandTogether – Planning with S6 Auschwitz Ambassadors 21 January 2020

S2 classes will participate in in library book talks, during January, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp and HMD 2020 will include marking the 25th anniversary of the Genocide in Rwanda, which began in April 1994 and the 40th anniversary of the end of the Genocide in Cambodia, which ended in 1979.

On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today.

One of the ways in which we will mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be in the S2 Library book talks beginning on 27 January, when the books Once, Now and Then by Morris Gleitzman will be shared with pupils. Our S6 Auschwitz Ambassadors, Molly Buckley and Natasha Ogle, will share their experiences and impressions of their trip to Poland and Auschwitz-Birkenau during the book talks.

“Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.”

– Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Europe