Candlelight ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in Sheffield

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Events including a candlelight ceremony are being arranged in Sheffield to remember Holocaust victims.

A vigil and memorial ceremony will be held at the Winter Garden in the city centre on Tuesday, January 27, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The vigil will feature readings and reflections and everyone is invited to attend in memory of the million who lost their lives in the World War Two genocide in Nazi Germany.

The theme of this year’s memorial are ‘keeping the memory alive’.

This year is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

It also marks the 20th anniversary of the genocide that took place in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.

There will also be a selection of short films to watch throughout the day in the Winter Garden.

Visitors are invited to drop in anytime between noon and 5pm.

The Winter Garden is also hosting a Holocaust Memorial display of posters from Monday, January 19, until Holocaust Memorial Day.

A screening of Night Will Fall, a documentary about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, will be screened at the Showroom Cinema, on Paternoster Row in the city centre.

Professor Sue Vice, from Sheffield University, will introduce the film on Holocaust Memorial Day at 8pm.

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Holocaust Memorial Day has taken place in the UK since 2001.

n For details about the day, visit www.hmd.org.uk

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