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Gate of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Picture: public domain
Gate of Auschwitz II-Birkenau. Picture: public domain

Students in Virtual Auschwitz Visit for Holocaust Awareness Day

Tuesday January 19 2021

A talk from a Holocaust survivor, virtual visits to Auschwitz and China and conversations between  Rwandan and local students feature in Edinburgh Interfaith Association’s commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day next week.

The programme of events starts on Monday January 25 at 6pm with holocaust survivor, chemist and author Inge Auerbacher, speaking from New York.

On the following two evenings, the Interfaith Association will release prerecorded videos in which pupils from Trinity High School, George Watson’s College and the Agahozo Shalom School in Rwanda make online visits to the Auschwitz education centre and the Shanghai Jewish refugee centre. These programmes will appear on the EIFA’s Facebook page on January 26 and 27.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an internationally-recognised day remembering the victims of the Holocaust and genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It is marked on January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.

The theme for 2021 is ‘Be the Light in the Darkness’ and the UK ceremony will be held online at 7pm on Wednesday January 27. For more information visit https://www.hmd.org.uk/ 


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