HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2024
Reflections on Freedom
We’d like to invite everyone, of all ages and backgrounds, to our Museum Open Day on Sunday, January 28th to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The full day programme, titled “Reflections on Freedom” was co-curated by The Creative Activists – a group of people aged 18-25, who are seeking to create powerful acts of sharing and connection with their local communities to help make a positive difference in the world.
Over the past few months, the group has been exploring stories in the museum’s collection, which are related to the Holocaust and displacement and responding creatively to the complex theme of “freedom”. This event is their chance to share their work and talk to visitors about what they were doing throughout the project.
MUSEUM OPEN DAY
Sunday, 28 January
The Creative Activists have prepared a new temporary exhibition, which explores stories of displacement and a packed programme of activities, including a zine-making workshop, which link to this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day theme: the fragility of freedom. Visitors will also get the opportunity to contribute to art installations and to visit the museum’s 1874 Spanish & Portuguese synagogue.
“I SAY BRITISH, YOU SAY JEWISH”
Monday, 22 January – Sunday, 28 January
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum’s touring exhibition, combining digital and physical displays in a mobile exhibition stand. The exhibition traces historical and contemporary forms of antisemitism and prejudice, as well as exploring and celebrating diverse, contemporary Jewishness.