Holocaust Memorial Day event being held in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 January 2018

Sophie Shad will discuss the film she has made about Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart Moxon, pictured here speaking to pupils at the Samuel Ryder Academy. Photo: Danny Loo

Sophie Shad will discuss the film she has made about Holocaust survivor Kitty Hart Moxon, pictured here speaking to pupils at the Samuel Ryder Academy. Photo: Danny Loo

Archant

A service to commemorate victims of the Holocaust and other genocides is being held in St Albans on Saturday, January 27.

Residents are invited to join district mayor Mohammad Iqbal Zia and watch memorial candles be lit.

Cllr Zia said: “Holocaust Memorial Day is a time to remember the victims of the Holocaust as well as subsequent genocides around the world.”

Kim Stern will talk about the 732 child survivors known as ‘The Boys’ who were rehomed in various countries after the Second World War.

Sophie Shad will talk about her short film, Kitty’s Fortune, about the first night a local woman spent in Auschwitz.

Everyone is asked to bring a button for a project aiming to collect 1.5 million buttons, one for each child killed in the Holocaust.

To find out the time and venue, email mayoralty@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 819544 by Monday, January 22.

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:09

It is crunch time for the controversial busking code of conduct, about which a final decision will be made tomorrow.

Yesterday, 18:03

Emergency services rushed to a car accident in Markyate recently.

Yesterday, 15:31

A spate of bird deaths in the plagued Verulamium Lake has sparked fears of another avian botulism outbreak.

Yesterday, 13:15

The next beautiful woman set to enter the Love Island villa tonight was raised in St Albans.

CountryPhile

One of my favourite summer activities as a child was pond-dipping. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a house with a fairly large pond in the garden and so my pond-dipping activities often extended over days and weren’t as much dipping as a thorough exploration of the life in the pond.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards