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Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2023

On Friday, 27 January, Felsted will observe Holocaust Memorial Day; an Internationally recognised date for the remembrance of the many who lost their lives, or had their lives significantly affected, by the various atrocities committed under Nazi rule during the Second World War. Sadly, the ‘never again’ stance taken after the Second World War has not been upheld and the UN recognises genocides have occurred in various nations since. Today, debate continues to occur over the definition of ‘genocide’ and whether more international incidents should be classed as such. 

To honour the memory of those who have lost their lives and to encourage learning and discussion, Felsted School will be making Holocaust Memorial Day and this Year’s theme: Ordinary People a focus for lessons, activities and events across next week, culminating in a special chapel service on Friday morning and a service of remembrance in the Bandstand at break. Details of what will be taking place is detailed below. 

Academic Italian: The Italian Resistance and Primo Levi Drama: Ordinary People Spanish: "El Fotógrafo de Mauthausen", the story of the Spanish People sent to Nazi Concentration Camps.  TEP: Lessons learned from the Holocaust - Acceptance, Equality and Diversity French: “La Rafle” - the story of the roundup of Jews at the Velodrome d’Hiver in Paris during World War Two English: Analysis of Sanctuary by Holocaust survivor Magda Herzberger  Tutorial Group discussions, Senior Chapel Service, Act of remembrance and lighting a candle #lightthedarkness
Activities and Events Andrews Soc: Misinformation, Disinformation and the dangers of Conspiracies  Felsted School Library: Holocaust Memorial Day Reading list, available on the Library Catalogue  Felsted EDI Committee: The Lessons of the Holocaust  Geog Soc: Geography and Genocide ‘DNA’ Lower School Play rehearsals: What lessons can we learn about Ordinary People?    


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