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Holocaust Memorial: Constructive Commemoration

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Holocaust Memorial: Constructive Commemoration

Despite the growing number of Holocaust memorial sites and educational campaigns, recent political events have demonstrated that racial hatred and antisemitism is not behind us. The prevalence of such hate around the world, finding refuge in populism, implores us to re-evaluate our commemoration. Has Holocaust commemoration become too detached, leaving it hostage to collective memory? What must be done to engage new generations in memoriam? How can the anonymity of the dead be brought back into painful focus?

The Rt Hon. Baroness Ruth Deech

Former director of the UK Jewish National Fund, principal of St Anne’s College and sitting Crossbench peer in the House of Lords. She has spoken up against rising antisemitism in UK universities and is the patron of the activist group UK Lawyers for Israel.

Professor Sir Richard Evans

A distinguished historian of Modern Germany and author of The Third Reich Trilogy. He served as expert witness in the 2000 case Irving vs Penguin Books and Lipstadt, where he provided evidence of factual distortions in Irving’s work denying the Holocaust.

Laura Marks OBE

Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and trustee of the Jewish Leadership Council and Commonwealth Jewish Council. She founded Mitzvah Day International, the UK’s largest faith-led day of social action.

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