Sixth Former Chantelle exhibits artwork at Birmingham's Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration

Thursday 28 January 2016

On Sunday 24th January, sixth form student Chantelle exhibited her AS coursework as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations event at Birmingham’s Council House.

The theme for this year’s event was ‘Don’t Stand By’, emphasising everyone’s individual responsibility not to be bystanders to hate crime and prejudice.  The commemorations, led by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, included individual testimonies from survivors, candle lighting, films, prayers and music from the Choir With No Name. There was also a talk from Fiyaz Mughal OBE, founder of Tell Mama, a project that allows anti-Muslim incidents to be reported, recorded and analysed.

Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other genocides around the world.  Speaking ahead of the event, Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall said, “Holocaust Memorial Day provides a significant opportunity for us all to learn lessons from the past and apply them to the present day to create a safer, better future.”