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Holocaust Memorial Week events 24 – 30 January 2011

January 17th, 2011 by
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24 – 30 January 2011

Holocaust Memorial Week 2011

Venue: University of Essex, Colchester and Southend Campus

Since 2007, the University has marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a week-long series of events in the week leading up to or including 27 January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.

Holocaust Memorial Week 2011 focuses on the Pink Triangle, the persecution

of gay men by the Nazi regime, without losing sense of the origin of the term

‘Holocaust’ and the significance of the Holocaust for the European Jewry.

Events take place at both the Colchester and Southend campus.

Exhibition: Portraits for Posterity<http://portraitsforposterity.com/>

Monday 24 January – Thursday 27 January

Venue: Lakeside Theatre exhibition space, Colchester Campus

Portraits for Posterity by Matt Writtle is a unique photographic project. With individual portraits of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust living in Britain today who still bear witness to the crime of the century, the exhibition both celebrates their contribution to British society and commemorates the millions who perished.

The exhibition will be opened at 1pm on Monday 24 January by Holocaust survivor and Essex Honorary Graduate, Dora Love.

Discussion: Twilight Zone Cafe

Monday 24 January

Venue: Minories Café, Colchester

Time: 6.30pm

Admission: free but please reserve a place in advance by telephoning 01206 872303.

Professor Rainer Schulze discusses the persecution of gay men under the Nazi regime

Followed by:

Film showing: Paragraph 175

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman/2000/81 mins

Monday 24 January

Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus

Doors: 8pm

Admission: free

Documentary chronicling the lives of homosexual men who were arrested by the Nazi’s under Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code of 1871. Transport will be provided from the Minories Cafe to the Lakeside Theatre.

The Badac<http://badactheatre.com/home.htm> Theatre Company<http://badactheatre.com/home.htm> present

Bent by Martin Sherman

Tuesday 25 January

Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus

Doors: 7pm Performance: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full £8.00, Concs £5.00, UoE Students £3.00. Tickets can be purchased online, for more information visit the Arts on 5 website<http://www.essex.ac.uk/artson5/HowToBook.aspx>

Extracts from this acclaimed play about the persecution of gay men by the Nazis.

The Life and Death Orchestra<http://www.lifeanddeath.org/> presents

This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentleman

Wednesday 26 January

Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus

Doors: 7pm Performance: 7.30pm

Tickets: Full £9.00, Concs £6.00, UoE £4.00. Tickets can be purchased online, for more information visit the Arts on 5 website<http://www.essex.ac.uk/artson5/HowToBook.aspx>

Widely praised by the critics, The Life and Death Orchestra are a fluid group of musicians. The score is based on poems by Holocaust survivors, including Paul Celan, Tadeusz Borowski and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel and other internationally acclaimed writers. The performance treads a fine line between the horrors of genocide and the optimism of the human spirit.

The Essex Model United Nations Society present

Panel Discussion on the Responsibility to Protect

Thursday 27 January

Venue: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus

Doors: 5.30pm. Discussion: 6-8pm

Tickets: Free

An interdisciplinary panel discussion on the international agreement on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine and its implications for violations of the human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration

Venue: Outside th Lakeside Theatre, square 5, Colchester Campus

Time: 8pm

Join us to commemorate all victims of the Holocaust and all genocides outside the Theatre.

Panel Discussion: The Big Question; where next for LGBT liberation in the UK and across the globe?

Friday 28 January

Venue: LTB, Colchester Campus

Time: 6.30pm

Admisson: Free

Exhibition: Portraits of Posterity<http://portraitsforposterity.com/>

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 January

Venue: University of Essex Southend Campus, Elmer Suite, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea

Time: Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Portraits for Posterity by Matt Writtle is a unique photographic project. With individual portraits of survivors of the Nazi Holocaust living in Britain today who still bear witness to the crime of the century, the exhibition both celebrates their contribution to British society and commemorates the millions who perished.

Round table discussion: Why remember the Holocaust?

Sunday 30 January

Venue: University of Essex Southend Campus, Elmer Suite, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea

Time: Afternoon event

Open Seminar: Memory, memorials, and the dynamics of the transmission of a cultural narrative: from the concentration camp to the gay pride parade

Wednesday 2 February

Venue: Room 4N.6.1, Colchester Campus

Time: 5pm

Discussion hosted by the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies<http://www.essex.ac.uk/centres/psycho/news_and_seminars/seminarDetail.aspx?e_id=2524>.

The Holocaust in History and Memory Journal

The Memorial Week will see the launch of volume three of the Journal The Holocaust in History and Memory, edited by Professor Rainer Schulze. This volume focuses on the Holocaust of Roma and Siniti and the continuing discrimination of this group since 1945.

More information

T 01206 872807

E events@essex.ac.uk

Tickets for theatre performances are available from Arts on 5:

T 01206 573948/01206 873288

www.essex.ac.uk/artson5

www.essex.ac.uk/history/journal_thhm/vol_3.aspx<http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/journal_thhm/vol_3.aspx>

This event is open to the general public.

Further information

For further information please visit: http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/holocaust_memorial_week.

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