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HMD 2017: How can life go on?

Posted on: January 26, 2017

This week, students carried out assemblies to every year group in the academy to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, which takes place on 27 January every year. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. 

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Holocaust Memorial Day is a time for everyone to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 

The assemblies have been outstanding with evocative questions asked and emotional clips played, to show respect to all people who have been victims of genocide, prejudice and discrimination. 

The students emphasised British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance, which are the antipathy of all the catastrophic events which occurred during the Second World War and in subsequent genocides. 

On Friday 27 January 2017 the students are presenting this assembly to a wider audience at Staffs University.

For more information about Holocaust Memorial Day click here.