HMD Civic Ceremony

Cambridge Marking of Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

27th January 2021 and 31st January 2021

On Holocaust Memorial Day itself, Wednesday 27th January, we will be marking the day in 4 ways across the city, culminating in an illuminating talk by the author and broadcaster, Michael Rosen: 

1. With online events in schools

2. Unveiling our new poem commissioned for the occasion by our Poet in Residence, Michael Rosen, called 'Be the Light in the Darkness'

3.  Lighting up the Guildhall purple at 4pm

4. Michael Rosen will give an evening talk at 8pm about 'The Missing' Uncles of his childhood and his journey as an adult to find out about what really happened to his relatives murdered in World War 2 by the Nazis.  To join in this special free event with Michael Rosen, please know we'll ask for a donation to Refugee Charity when you go to: EVENTBRITE

For the Holocaust Memorial Day civic ceremony, we will hold the event as usual on the Sunday closest to HMD, this year it will be on Sunday 31st January at 5pm online HERE.  We will explore the theme 'Be the Light in the Darkness' by making our voices heard as 'Voices of Hope'. Young people from across Cambridge have participated through song, music, poetry, dance, art, drama, story-telling inspired by learning about the Holocaust from the Historian, Helen Weintein; Poet and Author, Michael Rosen, and Holocaust survivor, Eva Clarke. 

HMD Civic Ceremony


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