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Libraries NI to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in January 2018

Libraries NI will mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 with a series of events held in libraries throughout Northern Ireland during January. 

This year’s theme, The Power of Words, explores how language of the past has been shaped by propaganda, memoirs and words of resistance. The theme also shines a light on words of today on social media, newspapers and the conversations we hold. The events in libraries will be a mix of drama, storytelling, creative writing and poetry. 

Norma Millar, Service Development Manager with Libraries NI explains: 

“Libraries NI is proud to support Holocaust Memorial Day. We hope that many people will come along to the free events to keep alive the memories, stories and more importantly the never to be forgotten lessons.” 

Holocaust Memorial Day is remembered each year on 27 January, when Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp was liberated in 1945. On and around this time the destruction caused by the Holocaust, together with more recent genocides and persecutions, are remembered around the world. 

All events are open to the public and admission is free. Contact libraries directly to book a place 

For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD), go to​

Full events table for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018