Holocaust Memorial Day January 25th at Calderdale College

Calderdale College will be hosting the annual Holocaust memorial Day event, on Wednesday 25 January, working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith, Holocaust Center North, and the Holocaust Survivors friendship association.

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX13UZ
Wednesday 25 January 6pm-8pm
Free parking and refreshments

Confirmed speakers:
Trude Silman MBE – Will give her testimony as a child that survived the Holocaust
(The Worshipful) Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher
Reverend Canon Hilary Barber

More information and further events for Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 Commemoration Event

Calderdale Interfaith would like to invite you to their Holocaust Memorial Day online event on Tuesday the 25th of January.

The event is hosted by Calderdale Interfaith, the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, and Calderdale College.

Holocaust Memorial Day is One Day – 27 January – that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we act for a better future.

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The Event will include:

  • Revd Canon Hilary Barber, Vice Chair of Calderdale Interfaith (MC)
  • Councillor Chris Pillai, Mayor of Calderdale and Chair of Calderdale Interfaith
  • John Rees, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Calderdale College
  • A testimony from Rosl Schatzberger followed by Q&A session
  • Calderdale College Students to speak on the topic: One Day
  • Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association (HFSA)
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer

We would also like to invite you to join the national ceremony, hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, on 27th January at 7pm.
Visit www.hmd.org.uk and look for ‘Watch the UK ceremony’

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorated by Calderdale Interfaith Council

Whilst Holocaust Memorial Day is actually Sunday 27 January, this year’s Interfaith Council event is on Thursday 31 January, 1:00pm with the theme “Torn from Home” and is being hosted by Calderdale College.

The programme organised by Calderdale Interfaith Council involves speakers including holocaust survivors. Also there will be presentations by students and others about situations where atrocities have and are taking place in other countries and continents.

Refreshments will be provided. If you can only come for part of the time, that’s absolutely fine – come for as long as you can. This annual event is always an emotional occasion – when we can remember and consider some of the terrible happenings in both past and present times.

For further information contact;

Tel: 01422 392869 or 01422 355436
Email: sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk or calderdaleinterfaith@gmail.com 

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Calderdale Interfaith Council in partnership with Calderdale Council is commemorating the Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 on Monday 29 January at 1pm–2pm at Crossley Heath School, Savile Park, Halifax HX3 OHG.

For 2018, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has chosen the theme, ‘The power of words’.

Crossley Heath School pupils will be participating in the commemorations by displaying artwork, reflecting on the work they have been involved with and sharing poetry.

We are pleased that Rudi Leavor (born 31 May 1926, Berlin, Germany) is a Jewish community leader from Bradford will be attending. Rudi, along with his parents and sister, left Germany for Bradford in 1937, when he was 11, all were refugees, and we hope that he will share with us some of his experiences.

Please note that this is an open invitation to attend and no RSVP is required. The access to the premises is from the main entrance at the school.

If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate in contacting Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer on 01422 392869 or by email at Sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

‘Don’t Stand By’ Holocaust Memorial Day at Calderdale College

Following the nationally agreed theme ‘ Don’t Stand By’, this event is part of the national commemoration of the Holocaust.

Wednesday 27 January – 6pm
At Calderdale College, Francis Street, HX1 3UZ

This event provides an opportunity for people from different backgrounds to get together and hear about some of the work that is underway to reduce the amount of awful things that still happen.