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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27 @ 11:00 - 11:45

Purple flame Holocaust Memorial Day logoImpossible Reconstructions: Families After the Holocaust

Swansea University will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday 27th January 2022, online via Zoom from 11 am to 11.45am. This year’s theme for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is ‘One day’. ‘You didn’t think about yesterday, and tomorrow may not happen, it was only today that you had to cope with and you got through it as best you could.’ Iby Knill, survivor of the Holocaust.

We will be featuring an inspiring talk by Professor Rebecca Clifford, entitled: Impossible Reconstructions: Families After the Holocaust This talk will explore not only why family reunification proved so difficult in the immediate postwar period, but also how children subjectively experienced such events. It will be of relevance not only for those interested in the legacies of the Holocaust, but for anyone interested in separated families in the present.

The event will be opened with a welcome from Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Martin Stringer.

To register for the event please click here Holocaust Memorial Day Event

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Holocaust Memorial Day is the United Nation’s International Day of Remembrance to commemorate victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other worldwide genocides, including those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. Between 1941 and 1945, the Nazis attempted to annihilate all of Europe’s Jews through a systematic and planned out attempt to murder, in what is now known as the Holocaust. By the end of the Holocaust, six million Jewish men, women and children had perished in concentration camps, extermination camps, ghettos and mass-shootings. There were also an additional five million victims of Nazi mass murders including LGBT people, those with disabilities both physical and mental, Slavic people, Romani people, people of different ethnic origin and religious beliefs bringing the death toll to approximately 11 million.

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