Events held in the Midlands to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

The holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany Photo: PA

Special events are being held across the region to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

It was first held on 27th January 2001 and has been held on the same date every year since.

The chosen date is the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

In the East Midlands, the following events have been organised to commemorate the victims of The Holocaust:

30,000 shoes belonging to prisoners who were executed at the camp known as Auschwitz Credit: PA
  • Bramcote (Notts) - Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 - 28 January 2013, 10:50am
  • Bramcote (Notts) - Broxtowe Borough marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 - 28 January 2013, 11:00am
  • Corby - Holocaust Memorial Day Display - 21 January 2013 – 27 January 2013
  • Corby - Holocaust Memorial Day Civic Event - 27 January 2013, 1:00pm
  • Derby - Special Service - 27 January 2013, 2:00pm
  • Derby - HMD 2013 Commemoration Service at Baptist Church - 27 January 2013, 10:30am
  • Derby - Inner City Derby talk, prayer & discussion HMD 2013 - 27 January 2013, 6:30pm
  • Derby - HMD Commemorative Events - 28 January 2013, 2:00pm
  • Derby - Holocaust Memorial Day Event - 28 January 2013, 7:00pm
  • Derby - Into the Arms of Strangers' screening, with Q&A by Stephen Mendelsson - 29 January, 9:15am
  • Derby - Prayer Event - 02 February 2013, 6:00pm
  • Leicester - City of Leicester Holocaust Memorial Day Event 2013 - 27 January 2013, 7:30pm
  • Leicester - Holocaust Memorial Day 2013 - Build a Bridge - 28 January 2013, 12:30pm
  • Northampton - Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture 2013 - 10 February 2013, 7:30pm
  • Ripley - Virtual Bridge of Pledges - 21 January 2013 – 01 February 2013
  • Wellingborough - Holocaust Memorial Weekend in Wellingborough - 26 January 2013 – 27 January 2013
The entrance to former concentration camp. The inscription on the gate reads: 'Arbeit macht frei' (Work makes you free) Credit: PA

In the West Midlands, the following events will be held in the coming weeks:

  • Alrewas (Staffs) - Photographic exhibition: Auschwitz-Birkenau - 19 January – 03 February
  • Alrewas (Staffs) - Story Walk for Holocaust Memorial Day - 26 January 2013, 2:00pm
  • Alrewas (Staffs) - Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2013, 10:40am
  • Birmingham - Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony - 27 January 2013, 1:30pm
  • Birmingham - Birmingham Town Hall Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2013, 1:30pm
  • Coventry - Warwick University Holocaust Commemoration event - 27 January 2013, 4:00pm
  • Hereford - Auschwitz- Berkenhau photographic exhibition - 07 January– 02 March
  • Redditch - Redditch Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration - 26 January 2013, 10:00am
  • Solihull - Holocaust Memorial Service - 28 January 2013, 11:00am
  • Stoke-on-Trent - STAC Presents - 'The Diary of Anne Frank' - 28 January 2013, 6:00pm
  • Stourbridge - Holocaust Memorial Day service of Recollection - 28 January 2013, 7:30am

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have produced the video below, called "Lesson's Learnt?", to mark this year's memorial day: