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Council’s Holocaust Memorial Day event in Stratford: a reflection on the role of ‘ordinary people’

Newham Voices on display
Neandra Etienne

Newham Council will commemorate this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day with an event at Stratford Town Hall on Friday 27 January.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day this year is Ordinary People. It will highlight the ordinary people who were persecuted, let it happen and perpetrated it, which prompts us to consider how ordinary people can play a bigger role than we might imagine in challenging prejudice today.

The event will feature speeches from the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Young Ambassadors, a variety of readings and performances from Newham school children and Newham Music’s Bridging Sounds Orchestra, as well as a candle lighting ceremony.

To attend, book your place on Eventbrite.

Newham Council will also be presenting a film evening at Stratford Picturehouse, Theatre Square, London E15 1BX. The evening starts at 7pm and includes a screening of ‘Where is Anne Frank’, an adaptation of Anne Frank’s internationally-loved classic The Diary of a Young Girl. 

Kitty, the imaginary girl to whom Anne Frank wrote her famous diary, comes to life in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Her memories reawakened by reading the diary, believing that if she’s alive, Anne must be alive as well, she sets out on a quest to find Anne. We follow Kitty as she travels across Europe and back to Anne Frank’s time, armed with the precious book, in search of her beloved friend.

To attend, book your place on Eventbrite.

For further information please visit Newham Council’s website.

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