Southwark remembers the Holocaust, other genocides, and the continuing threat posed by hate crimes in the 21st century.
The Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE, and the Director-General of Imperial War Museums, Diane Lees CBE, host one of London's largest events to remember the Holocaust and other genocides - and to reflect on the threat posed by hate crimes today.
Private viewing of The Holocaust Exhibition from 9am to 10am.
Indoor ceremony from 10.15am with Holocaust survivor, Jan Imich, and guest speaker Lord Browne of Madingley (chair of Tate).
Music by members of the Southbank Sinfonia, standard bearing by members of the Royal British Legion, and a poem written and performed by council officer, Suléy Muhidin, on this year's theme, Don't Stand By.
Memorial prayers led by Rabbi Dr Moshe Freedman representing the Office of The Chief Rabbi.
Followed by wreath laying at the Soviet War Memorial and the Holocaust Memorial Tree until approximately 12 noon.
Advance booking for the private exhibition viewing and indoor ceremony is essential as space is limited.
Contact the Mayor of Southwark's Office on 020 7525 7303 or [email protected]
The Southwark commemoration is supported by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund.
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