Holocaust Memorial Day events 2018

Stand up to Racism, along with our sister organisation Unite Against Fascism and others, is proud to be organising or supporting
Holocaust Day Memorial events.

In the past few years we have seen a rise in racism, antisemitism and islamophobia. In Eastern Europe, we have seen the rise of far right forces who openly attack Jewish communities while in the USA we have a President who has advocated a Muslim ban. Holocaust Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember the victims of the greatest crime in human history, but also to commit ourselves to the fight against racism today.

In November we took part in the Unite Against Fascism trip to Krakow and Auschwitz, that included the family of Holocaust survivors, trade unionists, students and anti-racists. You can read a report here.

See below for events commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. At all events we will be screening the video featuring of Holocaust survivors Leon Greenman and Esther Brunstein that was made for the Anti Nazi League in 2004 (see link here ).

Bristol: Holocaust Memorial Day meeting

Speakers include Councillor Hibaq Jama and others.

7.30pm on Thursday 25 January at Bristol City Hall, College Green, BS1 5TR. See facebook event here

Brixton: Remembering the Holocaust and challenging fascism

Speakers include Julia Bard Jewish Socialist Group, Paula Peters Disabled People Against Cuts, Nadia Sayed Stand Up to Racism, Lubaba Khlaid Muslim Engagement & Development.

6.45pm on Wednesday 24 January at Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW1 1JQ. Hosted by Brixton Library. Facebook event here

Cambridge: Never Again – The Lessons of the Holocaust

Public Meeting with Love Music Hate Racism, Unite Against Fascism and National Education Union
for Holocaust Memorial Day

January 22nd, 7.30 Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane
See Facebook event

Colchester: Holocaust Memorial Day Meeting

January 28th, 1pm Firstsite Gallery, Lewis Gardens, High Street Colchester CO1 1JH
See Facebook event

Islington: Holocaust Memorial Day Meeting

Speakers include: David Rosenberg Jewish Socialist Group, Naima Omar Stand Up to Racism, Toufik Kacimi Muslim Welfare House Finsbury Park.

7.00pm Thursday 25 January @ Islington Council Chamber, Upper Street N1 2UD

Hackney:  Lessons of the Holocaust today

Speakers include: David Rosenberg Jewish Socialist Group, Jane Loftus President of Communication Workers Union, Isobel Kingscott Muslim Engagement & Development.

7.00pm Tuesday 23 January @  Halkevi Community Centre, 31 Dalston Lane, E8 2PE

Merseyside: UAF Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

7pm Thursday 25 January @ The Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street L3 8EW
Facebook event here

Manchester:  Holocaust Memorial Day – Manchester against fascism

Speakers include Lucy Powell Labour MP for Manchester Central, David Rosenberg Jewish Socialist Group, Paula Barker UNISON North West chair, Paul Jenkins Unite Against Fascism

7pm Thursday 1 February 2018  @ St Peter’s House Chaplaincy, St Peter’s House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, M13 9GH
See facebook event here

Hosted by Stand Up to Racism and Unite Against Fascism

Oxford: “Never Again” educational exhibition in Oxford Town Hall 

See facebook event here 

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 there will be a “Never Again” educational exhibition in Oxford Town Hall to remind us of the horror of the Holocaust and remind us
why we need to counter racism and intolerance today.

Portsmouth:  Holocaust Memorial Event – Why we say Never Again

Speakers include trade unionists recently returned from Unite Against Fascism trip to Auschwitz.

7pm Thursday 25 January @ South Sea community centre, PO5 4EE.  See facebook event here