Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Commemorating the  victims of the Holocaust

24-31 January

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Various Lancaster locations

Don’t Stand By - HMD Events 2016

Sunday 24th January – 11.15am

Diversity Tour, 11.15am to 3.00pm

We welcome people from 1115 a.m. for tea and coffee at the Jewish Rooms in Lancaster University’s Chaplancy Centre.  We start at 1130 a.m. with an introduction to the local Jewish community from members of Lancaster University Jewish Society and Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community, followed by a chance to look at the exhibition "Righteous Muslims”, which documents the stories of Muslims who were driven by their faith and the code of honour (Besa) to protect the lives of persecuted Jews during the Holocaust.  There will then be a bagel lunch and a chance to listen to speaker Councillor Rebecca Nowell and her work with Lancaster City of Sanctuary.    

 - 1.20pm Depart for Central Mosque, Dallas Road, Lancaster.

 - 2.00pm Tour of Central Mosque, with guided tour and talk by the Imam, Nawaz Munshi. 

You can take part in the whole tour or join/leave at any point.

Please RSVP if you require lunch: or tel 01524 736410.

If you can offer a lift or would like a lift from Lancaster please contact Fiona on 07778 737681 or email

Wednesday 27th January - 3.30 Dukes Cinema

Price £6.50/£5.50 concessions 

Film : My Nazi Legacy

My Nazi Legacy follows three men travelling together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers. For the third, the eminent human rights lawyer and author Philippe Sands, it means visiting the place where many of his own Jewish family was destroyed, by the fathers of the two men he has come to know.

Thursday 28th January – 6.30pm

Holocaust Memorial Commemoration at Lancaster Castle

Candle lighting and prayers at Lancaster Castle are followed by music and reflections at The Storey, with the chance to meet some contributors to 'Generation to Generation'. Published last year, the booklet tells the stories of local people whose families' lives were disrupted by the Holocaust.

Sunday 31 January – 6.30pm

Interfaith service at the Priory Church

Music, prayers and reflections from a variety of traditions. 

For more information please contact kathryn.macdonald@