Wednesday 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Commemoration

Wednesday 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Commemoration

This will take place at the Old Council House, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JG, from 2pm to 5pm.


This is a free event, although donations are welcome. Members of diverse local communities, including

fellow Bristolians of Pakistani, Somali and Zimbabwean origins, as well as 2nd and 3rd generation

survivors, will share how they have experienced being supported or indeed have supported others in

times of personal survival and duress. During the refreshments break, you will be able to speak with

stallholders from a variety of organisations working with refugees and people traumatised by racism

or war. It will end with performance poetry by Shagufta K and an act of remembrance led by the

Chair of Bristol City of Sanctuary.


For more information see:, or contact Holocaust Memorial Day provides an opportunity for everyone to learn

lessons from the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides and apply them to the

present day to create a safer, better future. The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 is ‘Don’t

Stand By’.

Download Bristol’s programme here: bristol-hmd-2016-programme-of-events

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