On 27 January The Wiener Library will join hundreds of other organisations across Britain and the world in marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2014. The theme chosen by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust for this year’s British national commemoration is ‘Journeys’. The theme encourages us to reflect on and explore the central importance of forced journeys both before, during and after the Holocaust and as an aspect of other genocides. In response to the HMDT theme vision, The Wiener Library has compiled an exciting programme of free activities which will be running throughout the week.
he first of these events will take place on 27 January itself at one of Britain’s most iconic railway stations: King’s Cross. In partnership with The Jewish Museum London, Pan Intercultural Arts, Camden Council and Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, we will be focusing on the vital and fascinating subject of the Kindertransport in a temporary display available to view on the new western concourse between 10am and 3pm. Between 10am and 12pm there will also be an opportunity to watch performances by Pan Intercultural Arts’ Fortune Group, composed of young refugees from across the world . Admission is free and no booking is required.
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