Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day, Wednesday 27 January 2021

Due to the current situation, we are delivering our annual Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) commemoration and events online this year.

Please join us, as the University of Surrey reflects and remembers those who were lost to us and commemorate those who survived genocide including those who made their home here in Surrey and worked here at our university.

 Department of Politics Panel

Scapegoating and Hate: Politicising Identities and Ideologies

Wednesday 27 January, 2021

12:00pm -1:30pm

  1. Chair: Professor Amelia Hadfield: Washington 2021: from ideology to insurrection
  2. Dr Evgenia Iliadou: ‘Less than Human’: Dehumanisation of refugees in refugee camps and host communities
  3. Dr Alex Leveringhaus: Ethics and Holocaust Remembrance: From human rights to Memorial Culture
  4. Dr Alia Middleton: The political legacy of anti-Semitism: next steps for the Labour Party
  5. Discussant: Rabbi Alex Goldberg

Book your FREE place today by clicking on the booking link


Be the Light in the Darkness; Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

Wednesday 27 January, 2021

6:00pm – 7:15pm

The commemoration will feature a welcome from Tony Samuels – Chairman of the Surrey County Council, a personal testimony from a survivor of the Holocaust, spoken word creative, interviews and a performance by the Guildford School of Acting.

The HMD Trust has set this year’s theme as ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’. It is a call to action for everyone marking HMD, asking us to consider different kinds of ‘darkness’, such as, identity-based persecution, misinformation, denial of justice; and different ways of ‘being the light’, for example, resistance, acts of solidarity, rescue and illuminating mistruths. The theme will be reflected in all segments of our virtual event. We’ll be asking different generations what ‘being the light in the darkness’ means to them.

You can view the event live at 6pm on Wednesday 27 January by using the link below.