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Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2024

  • Kingston University Town House
  • 28 Jan, 2024
  • 1:30pm - 4pm

Please join us in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2024.

This is an important inter faith and community event that provides an opportunity to learn the lessons of the past, honour the experiences of people affected by the Holocaust and genocide, and challenge ourselves to work for a safer and fairer future. ‘Fragility of Freedom’ is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2024.

In Kingston, the 2024 commemoration will be hosted by the Kingston Faith & Belief Forum, chaired by Rabbi Rene Pfertzel. The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston, Councillor Diane White will be in attendance together with Deputy Mayor, Councillor Richard Thorpe. We are pleased to welcome Rahima Mahmut – an Uyghur artist and activist as our guest speaker. Rahima is the UK Project Director of the World Uyghur Congress and the chair of Stop Uyghur Genocide.

Our Holocaust Memorial Day event will address sensitive and historical themes. Viewer discretion is advised as it may evoke strong emotions and reflections on atrocities of the past.

Refreshments will be served including an ancient Turkish dessert known as ‘Noah’s Pudding’ – kindly provided by the Dialogue Society. Ingredients: Crushed wheat, Rice, Sugar, Apple, Orange, Pomegranate, Dried figs, Dried apricots, Seedless raisins, Cinnamon sticks, Ground cinnamon, Cloves, Bay leaves, Coconut.

Tickets are free but please register your attendance on Eventbrite.

A full programme will be shared with all registered attendees.