Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 at Cambridge Corn Exchange will feature drama, music, film and testimonies

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 at Cambridge Corn Exchange

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 at Cambridge Corn Exchange - Credit: Archant

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, which will be held at Cambridge Corn Exchange, is Cambridge and the Holocaust.

On Sunday 24 January, there will be two hours of music, drama, film and testimonies as the city looks at local links to the terrible events wrought by the Nazis over 76 years ago.

Fritz Lustig, now 96-years-old, will tell the audience about his experience of growing up in Nazi Germany, how he fled to Cambridge and found work with a kindly local builder.

He went on to be imprisoned as an ‘enemy alien’ before going on to become an intelligence officer for the British army.

Author Wendy Holden will be joined by Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke to talk about their book, ‘Born Survivors’ which tells the remarkable story of the three babies born in a concentration camp.

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Local school children will share their reflections on the role of Cambridge as an important city of sanctuary to those fleeing Nazi persecution.

With two choirs, a piece of original music from local composer Alex Woolf, the input of several schools and a guest speaker from Britain’s foremost genocide prevention organisation, this year’s HMD looks like being another inspiring and memorable event.

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Doors 4.30pm for a 5pm start; no booking necessary.

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