DOWN County Museum is hosting a Holocaust Memorial Day event on Thursday 27th January, 2011.
This event features a presentation on memories of the Holocaust by people from County Down who were either in Nazi concentration camps or who were involved in the liberation of those camps. The event has been organised by the Museum in partnership with the Somme Heritage Centre who have been gathering oral history in relation to World War II including the concentration camps and their liberation.
The event will be a rare opportunity to hear the testimony of people in County Down who witnessed at first hand the atrocities of the concentration camp system and their impact on millions of people in Europe.
Thursday 27th January has been designated Holocaust Memorial Day and thousands of events have been planned across Europe to mark this. Holocaust Memorial Day provides people with an opportunity to not only remember the Holocaust, but to learn more about how important it is to continue to combat racism throughout the world today.
The Holocaust Memorial Day event will take place at 10.30am at Down County Museum. The presentation will be followed by a chance to view a DVD on Anne Frank and Her Legacy in the World produced by the Anne Frank Trust.
This event as been assisted by Down District Council’s Community Relations and Development Section (financially supported by OFMDFM).
Admission to the event is free. Please contact Down County Museum on 028 4461 5218 for further details.