GRW 2020 – Holocaust Memorial Day Remembered

HMD takes place on 27 January each year.

It’s a time for everyone to pause and remember the millions of people who have been murdered, or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides.

On HMD we can honour the survivors of these regimes, and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of the their experience to inform our lives today.

Judgement at Nuremberg was a stage read play by Abby Mann, performed over two night across Mid and East Antrim by local amateur-dramatic group Ad Hoc Theatre Company.

The Nuremberg Trials brought to public attention the worst of the Nazi atrocities, and this reflective story strikes at the heart of human suffering and reaffirms humanity and justice.

This performance looked at The Justice Trial, where Abby Mann’s fictionalised account was an award-winning film before it became a staged play 40 years later.

The Justice Trial is described as one of the most interesting of the Nuremberg trials and the inspiration for the play Judgement at Nuremberg.

The theme of HMD 2018 was ‘the power of words’, and the message to audiences was “Words can make a difference and this play illustrates how The Nuremberg Trials were instrumental in leading to convictions of those found guilty of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council wants everyone who lives in this Borough to feel welcome, safe, respected and celebrated therefore these Holocaust Memorial Day events are important and significant to Council as we continue to Work Together to Create a Better Future for All.

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