January 24th, 2022
Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on 27 January and offers time to remember the genocide of 6 million Jews murdered alongside millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution.
University of Nottingham Chaplaincy and Faith Support are collaborating with Nottingham Trent University Faith to mark the day by taking the opportunity to learn about the past and discuss how we can create a safer future.
We will hear reflections from scholars, chaplains, and members of the Jewish community on the importance of remembering the Holocaust genocide and learning how to never allow such atrocities to happen again.
The event is open to both the NTU Community and UoN Community as well as the general public.
From: Thursday 27 January 2022, 5.30 pm
To: Thursday 27 January 2022, 6.30 pm
Where: Online, via Microsoft Teams (link to join will be sent by email once you book)
Booking deadline: Thursday 27 January 2022, 5.30 pm
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We will be hearing from two Holocaust survivors who will be sharing their experience on the evening.
Amy Williams – PhD Researcher
Researcher into the Kindertransport, particularly about the memory the commemoration and the representation of this rescue operation. Amy was awarded the Culture Engagement Award 2017 by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership at the Midlands3Cities Research Festival for work done at the National Holocaust Centre and museum.
William Niven – Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus having retired in 2020 Bill Nevin a Professor of Contemporary German History at Nottingham Trent University has published widely on Germany’s efforts to come to terms with this National Socialist past. Among his publications are monographs facing the Nazi Past (Routledge, 2000) and The Buchenwald Child (Camden House, 2007). Professor Niven has also edited many volumes of essays on Germany’s relationship to its past.
University of Nottingham Chaplaincy Team
Will be reflecting on the Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 theme One Day
‘The Eye as Witness’ is an immersive multimedia experience examining Holocaust photography running at Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts from Saturday 22 January 2022 to Sunday 13 March 2022. It has been designed to make us question the motives behind the recording of historical events and to encourage critical thinking on racism, hatred and ‘fake news’ today.
The exhibition features virtual reality technology that allows visitors to ‘step into’ a picture taken by a Nazi photographer in the Warsaw Ghetto enabling them to observe what was left out of the frame of the image. The exhibition also features photos that are rarely seen today: secret pictures taken by Jewish people and members of the anti-Nazi resistance, who, at great risk to themselves, used the camera to record the story as they saw it.
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