To mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Tuesday 27 January a prayer station will be available in St George’s Chapel all day for those who wish to reflect or pray.

Other events taking place in Leicester to mark Holocaust Memorial Day include:

Monday 26 January
6.00pm   “Why did they kill?  Revisiting the Holocaust perpetrators”
A talk by Professor Christopher Browning (University of North Carolina), held at the University of Leicester, Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.  For more information contact burtoncentre@le.ac.uk

Tuesday 27 January
7.00 – 9.00pm   City of Leicester Commemorative Evening
Hosted by the Leicester HMD Committee.  Held at Leicester University’s Fraser Noble Hall, University Road LE1 7RF.  Featuring:

  • A panel of young people who have visited Auschwitz
  • An address by Professor Aubrey Newman
  • Music by students from English Martyrs’ Catholic School
  • A film made by local young people
  • A presentation of prizes to the winners of the Leicester Schools Art Competition – the winning entries will be on display

For information contact Tony Nelson tonynelson32000@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 1 February
3.00pm   Night Will Fall
Phoenix Leicester will show Night Will Fall – a powerful new documentary about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the efforts made by combat and newsreel cameramen to document the almost unbelievable scenes encountered there.  Please note the documentary contains graphic images.  To book tickets call 0116 242 2800 or visit www.phoenix.org.uk