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The Parkes Institute

Southampton Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day 2022 Event

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18:00 - 20:00
26 January 2022
Online via Zoom.

For more information regarding this event, please email Hannah Capey and Nicola Woodhead at or .

Event details

Southampton will mark the UK’s national Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day with a commemorative event organised by the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations, University of Southampton and hosted by Solent University. Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day is the annual, national commemoration and remembrance of victims of national, ethnic, racial, and/or religious persecution. It commemorates all people murdered in genocide. HMD traditionally takes place on 27th January each year. This date marks the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

This year, the chosen theme is ‘One Day’. Individuals are encouraged to choose One Day in history of genocide and learn about that day. This theme also represents a collective hope that One Day, there will be no genocide. Further information on HMD can be found by visiting their website .

The University of Southampton and Solent University this year will mark the Armenian Genocide (1915–1916). Approximately 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by Ottoman Turks during the First World War.

About the event

After careful consideration, we have decided to move our 2022 Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Day to online-only. This event is free, all are welcome to attend.

The evening will feature a talk by Professor Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh) on British response to the Armenian genocide, as well as a theatrical performance on the Holocaust by students from Solent University. Southampton school pupils’ reflections from outreach workshops will be shared. There will also be an online exhibitian avalible to view.

olocaust and Genocide Memorial Day Programme
Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Day Programme

Speaker information

Professor Donald Bloxham , Edinburgh University , is the Richard Pares Professor of European History; Modern History and Historiography.

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