A Civic Remembrance Event, with the theme ‘One Day’.
This international day of remembrance focuses on the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust, and millions more people killed under German Nazi persecution, and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
The Lord Mayor of Leeds will open the event followed by a keynote speech by Dr Stefan Hördler, Lecturer at the Institute for Economic and Social History, University of Göttingen, and Visiting Professor within the School of Arts & Humanities at the University of Huddersfield.
Leeds Heritage Theatre’s, Leeds Actors in Training (LAIT) have created a performance for the event inspired by Emmanuel Ringleblum and the Oneg Shabbat Archive. The piece dedicated to his legacy. There will also be music by the UHC choir and a tribute to the late Rudi Leavor BEM who was part of the event for many years.
There will be also be a reading of the seven statements of commitments with candles lit by representatives of the different groups persecuted, including Holocaust survivors, people with additional needs, the LGBT+ community and Remembering Srebrenica.
Whilst we are pleased to be able to offer a live in-person commemoration event, members of the public are also invited to join the event online from the safety of their homes by following this link on the day.
Running Time: 1hr 15 mins
Age guidance: TBC
Boxes are available to book by calling the Box Office on 0113 243 0808.
The event will be British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted.
Watch live from the safety of your home by following this link on the day.
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