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5. Holocaust Memorial Day & S2 Book Talks

hmd15We are marking Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2015 during our S2 Book Talks in 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. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

One of the ways in which we will mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be in the S2 Library book talks next week, when the books Once, Now and Then by Morris Gleitzman will be discussed with pupils. Our S6 Auschwitz Ambassadors, Grace Carter and Michael Bowley will show the S2 pupils their powerpoint presentation and will add to the talks and share some of their impressions from their trip to Poland and the Auschwitz camp.