UCL marks Holocaust Memorial Day 2022
19 January 2022
UCL is marking Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27 January, with a range of activities that students, staff and the wider community can take part in. To remember and pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, the Portico will be lit up all day on 27 January.
The role of music in the Nazi ghettoes and camps and the insight it offers into what people imprisoned in them were experiencing and how they responded will be the subject of a special UCL Lunch Hour Lecture on 26 January 1–2pm. Music on the Brink of Destruction will be given by Professor Shirli Gilbert (UCL Hebrew and Jewish Studies), who will explore the range of musical activities, both forced and voluntary, that took place through the Nazi era and present original songs from this period, giving a rich insight into victims’ experiences as they tried to make sense of their reality. The lecture is free, online and open to all.
The theme of Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 is ‘One Day’ and on 27 January UCL’s Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies will lead an online commemoration with readings on the theme given by students. The commemoration takes place 1–2pm and all are welcome to sign up to join.
Please see below for more events and activities around Holocaust Memorial Day.
- 25 January – [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Book now for a conversation between Agnes Kaposi, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Holocaust survivor, and François Guesnet, Professor of Modern Jewish History at UCL.
- 28 January – [IN PERSON/FOR STUDENTS]: Join UCL SSEES Society for a visit to an exhibition on the radical right movement in interwar Europe at the Wiener Holocaust Museum.
- 1 February – [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Join the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies and the Institute of Jewish Studies for a one-day online conference on Jewish self-government in Eastern Europe.
- 8 February – [IN PERSON/FOR ALL]: Booking is now open for 'What was society in the Nazi ghettos?', a SSEES seminar with Dr Anna Hájková, University of Warwick and Professor Eric Gordy, UCL.
- 29 March – [VIRTUAL/FOR ALL]: Sign up to the book launch of Jeff Veidlinger's In the Midst of Civilized Europe: the Pogroms of 1918/1921 and the Onset of the Holocaust.
This webpage is being updated with additional events as they are announced. If you are hosting a UCL event for Holocaust Memorial Day that you would like included here, please get in touch.
Find out more
- To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022, the Centre for Holocaust Education at the IOE has created a podcast reflecting on Holocaust survivor Leon Greenman’s life and work, and the daily trauma of his survival.
- Watch the livestream of Professor Mary Fulbrook's Lunch Hour Lecture Nazi Persecution and the Quest for Justice.
- The UCL Institute of Archaeology Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee have collated resources for staff and students to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022. Find them here.
- Read the latest blogposts from UCL's Centre for Holocaust Education.
- Hear Alice Pettigrew speak on research-informed practice for teaching of the Holocaust.