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Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January commemorates and remembers the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust and the millions of people killed under Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
The University of Plymouth invite staff and students to remember those who lost their lives at our event on Friday 26 January 2024. Pastoral and Spiritual Support will be marking the day with an exhibition of stories followed by refreshments and a discussion from 12:00–13:00. There will be additional exhibitions, each with different stories to share, in the entrance to the Charles Seale-Hayne Library and the Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building from Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 January. 
This event is open to all. To find out more information please visit the event page or email spiritualsupport@plymouth.ac.uk.
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Holocaust Memorial Day Resources

IHRA definition of anti-semitism

Anti-semitism, or anti-Jewish racism, did not begin and end with the Holocaust, unfortunately it is on the rise again in the UK and around the world. The University of Plymouth is proud to adopt the full International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition (including all examples) of anti-semitism in line with the UK government and recommendations from the United Nations (UN). Anti-semitism is also referred to as "anti-Jewish racism". 
The definition states:
"Anti-semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities".

IRemember Wall 

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem have launched a unique and meaningful opportunity for you to participate in an online commemorative activity marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. When you join their IRemember Wall, your name will be randomly matched to the name of a Holocaust victim from our Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names, and will appear together on the Wall. 

Resources from Yad Vashem