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Haringey's Annual Multi-faith Commemoration 2017
- Sunday 29 January, 2-4pm at Bruce Castle Museum
Theme: How Can Life Go On?
The annual commemorative event for Holocaust Memorial Day will be led by the Mayor of Haringey, with contributions from David Lammy MP, Catherine West MP, Councillor Kober (Leader of Haringey Council), Councillor Gail Engert and Councillor Peacock. There will be a speech by the Leader of the Alevi community in Haringey. The event will be accompanied by music led by Peter Desmond (Head of Music) and Haringey’s Young Musicians, including the Haringey Vox choir.
A cherry tree will be planted in the Holocaust Memorial Garden, followed by prayers led by Fr Simon Clarke, Rabbi David Mason and Mr Alli.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 in the UK will be commemorated around the country on Friday 27 January 2017.
The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 is ‘How Can Life Go On?’.
As author and survivor of the Holocaust Elie Wiesel has said:
"For the survivor, Death is not the problem. Death was an everyday occurrence. We learned to live with Death. The problem is to adjust to life, to living. You must teach us about living."
The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 asks audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. This year’s theme is broad and open ended, there are few known answers.
The Haringey Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) has provided information and resources to support work in schools towards commemorating HMD 2017 and the theme ‘How Can Life Go On?’
- Haringey SACRE schools information for HMD 2017 (PDF, 869KB)
- Letter to Haringey Head Teachers from Haringey SACRE for HMD 2017 (PDF, 90KB)
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 portraits of local Holocaust survivors by the artist Pergosh.
Theme: Don't Stand By
The annual commemoration event was held on Sunday 24 January, 2pm-4pm at Bruce Castle Museum.
On display were six photographic portraits of survivors who have lived in Haringey. These were from the Portraits for Posterity series by Matt Writtle.
Among the portraits were those of the late Roman and late Susie Halter; a new plaque was unveiled by members of their family in the Holocaust memorial garden.
A class of Year 5 pupils from St Pauls and All Hallows School came to Bruce Castle Museum to meet Holocaust survivor Joan Salter and listen to her life story, before planting bulbs in the Holocaust Memorial Garden.
Joan Salter lit the commemorative candle at the close of the BBC2 Newsnight programme on Tuesday 27 January 2015.
Annual Multi-faith commemoration 2015
Theme: Keeping the Memory Alive
- This event took place on Sunday 25 January 2015 at Bruce Castle Museum
Contributors included Leader of Haringey Council Cllr Claire Kober and child survivor of the Holocaust Joan Salter.
Holocaust Memorial Day 2014: Theme - Journeys
'Journeys' was the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. We focussed on the journeys of the persecuted. We also learned 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.
"The Role of the Righteous Muslims"
An exhibition was held at libraries across Haringey. The exhibition ran for a fortnight at each library before moving onto the next library.
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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