Words, music, dance and film to honour genocide victims
QUAD in Derby is hosting two events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day this year.
A special event, covering this year's theme, Communities Together: Build A Bridge, takes place on Monday, January 28, at 7pm.
The event will be an evening of words, music and dance to commemorate the victims of genocide, including Stalin's forced famine in Ukraine, 1932-33, the Nazi Holocaust, the massacres of the Bosnian war, and the on-going persecution of the Roma communities.
Phil Tomlinson will be paying music from the Jewish community, and the Joe Kupranec-choreographed Hoverla, award-winning dancers and singers from Derby's Ukrainian community, will also be performing.
There will also be input from other communities in Derby.
Quad will also be screening the Oscar-winning documentary Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport, which tells of the extraordinary rescue operation that brought 10,000 children from German-held lands to the UK in the months prior to Second World War.
Narrated by Dame Judi Dench, this incredibly moving film will be followed by a question and answer session with Steven Mendelsson, a "kindertransportee" who stayed in England after the war and now lives in Sheffield.
Into The ArmsOf Strangers: Stories Of The Kindertransport (certificate PG) will be shown in Quad Cinema on Tuesday, January 29, at 9.15am.
Admission for both events is free, but places for each are limited.
Tickets can be booked in advance through Quad box office.
For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on Derby 290606 or go to www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/holocaust-memorial-day-event or www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/arms-strangers-pg.
Both events have been organised to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day by Derby's HMD group. For more details, go to www.hmd.org.uk.