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Lewes to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Lewes will mark Holocaust Memorial Day with an event, The Power of Testimony, on Saturday January 27 at the Depot Cinema.

Organised by the Lewes Holocaust Memorial Day Group, and supported by Lewes District Council and Lewes Town Council, the event at 2pm is free but admission is by ticket only and places must be booked in advance at lewesdepot.org or by calling 01273 525354.

The Mayor of Lewes, Councillor Michael Chartier, will open the afternoon that will feature a screening of Destination Unknown, the highly acclaimed documentary about Holocaust survivors. There will also be a presentation of Caroline Pick’s film Home Movie and a poetry reading by Adrienne Thomas.

The Chair of Lewes District Council, Councillor Stephen Gauntlett, will close the event, followed by live music in the foyer from Klezmer band Matzos.

From January 12 to February 9, there will be a series of films, exhibitions, music and readings at the cinema and Lewes Library to mark Holocaust Memorial Day that has a theme for 2018, “The Power of Words”.

The events will remember those who were murdered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

A brochure about the event is also available from Lewes Tourist Information Centre.

Published on January 10, 2018