Holocaust Memorial, 2009

Holocaust Memorial Day image, via UN General Assembly site.The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year (that is the anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camp at Auschwitz-Berkenau, and has been designated as Holocaust Memorial Day by the UN General Assembly). This year, it is Sunday 25 January next.

Witnesses of War, cover, via Random House website.As part of that commemoration, my Trinity colleagues in the Department of History and the Herzog Centre for the Study of Jewish and Near Eastern Religion, along with the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland (HETI), will host this year’s annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture this evening.

Dr Nicholas Stargardt, Magdalen College Oxford, author of (among many other publications) Witnesses of War. Children’s Lives Under the Nazis (Random House, 2007; amazon) will speak about

Jewish Children in Hiding

It is in the Thomas Davis Lecture Theatre (Room 2043), in the Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, at 7:30pm (college maps and directions here). All are welcome to attend. Further information is available here and here.

Update (26 January 2009): Holocaust survivors remember victims with moving Mansion House ceremony