Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day 2014: Theme - Journeys

'Journeys' is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. In January 2014 we intend to focus on the journeys of the persecuted. We can also learn about the journeys that brought survivors to the UK and how, in many instances, journeys of return have been part of the experience of rebuilding.

2014 Events

"The Role of the Righteous Muslims"

An exhibition being held at libraries across Haringey. The exhibition opens on Monday 13 January at Highgate Library. It will run for a fortnight at each library before moving onto the next library.

Exhibition venues and dates:

  • Highgate Library, Shepherds Hill, N6 5QT - 13 January-25 January 2014
  • Muswell Hill Library, Queen’s Avenue, N10 3PE - 27 January-8 February 2014
  • Alexandra Park Library, Alexandra Park Road, N22 7UJ - 10 February-22 February 2014
  • Coombes Croft Library, Tottenham High Road, N17 8AG - 24 February-8 March 2014
  • St Ann’s Library, Cissbury Road, N15 5PU - 10 March-22 March 2014
  • Stroud Green and Harringay Library, Quernmore Road, N4 4QR - 24 March-5 April 2014

Etty: A one woman show

The show took place on Tuesday 4 February at Muswell Hill Library.

"On Tuesdays the train leaves. But no matter where you place me, I will always long for this desk"

So begins Susan Stein’s play about Etty Hillesum - before she is first deported to Westerbork and later Auschwitz.

Etty is an adaptation of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum and was performed by Susan Stein.

Multi faith commemorative gathering

More than 100 Haringey residents commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 with a public gathering at Bruce Castle on Sunday 26 January.

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Haringey Working Group

Sculpture by Claudia Holder and Paul Margetts in the Holocaust Memorial Garden, Bruce Castle, Tottenham.

Haringey Council commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day by working with local councillors, Holocaust survivors, community religious representatives and council officers who form the Holocaust Memorial Day Working Group.

Since it was formed the Working Group has developed in partnership with Haringey Council a number of projects such as creating the Holocaust Memorial Garden of Remembrance, creating a sculpture for the garden and has brought the Anne Frank, Kindertransport and Janusz Korzak exhibitions to Haringey. In 2011 Bruce Castle Museum hosted an exhibition of paintings by Sylvia Olipitz Gaylor (Pergosh) of some local Holocaust survivors.

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What we did in 2013

Holocaust Memorial Garden

Progress with Humanity - theme for 2013

  • Progress with Humanity is Haringey’s little known motto and the flavour of this sentiment suits the emotion behind 2013's events. Following the death of Roman Halter in January 2012, the Holocaust Memorial Working Party unanimously decided that 2013 Holocaust Memorial events should be a celebration of his life. Roman Halter was an inspirational man and the Working Party wanted to involve as many groups of people as possible in a variety of diverse projects.
  • 'The Windermere Boys' - this exhibition took place at the Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, N8
    In August 1945 a group of Jewish children who came to be known as the 'Windermere Boys' arrived to stay on the Calgarth Estate near Windermere. This exhibition tells the story of the 300 Jewish children, survivors of the Holocaust, who touched down on Crosby-on-Eden airfield near Carlisle in August 1945. They had been transported to the UK for recuperation and were to stay in hostel accommodation provided for them on the now 'lost' wartime village of Calgarth Estate which stood near Windermere. These children later found homes around the country and one of these boys was Roman Halter.
  • The annual multi faith event at Bruce Castle Museum took place on Sunday 27 January
  • Heartlands High School, N22 - held an inter-schools public speaking competition
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