Friday, 29 January 2016

Don't stand by - Aberdeen Holocaust Memorial Event 31st Jan 2016

Aberdeen City Council's Holocaust Memorial Day event will be held in the Belmont Cinema in Aberdeen on Sunday 31st January 2016 at 2pm. The event will feature the 1945 documentary, Night Will Fall, commissioned by the Allies and under the tutelage of Alfred Hitchcock that captured the atrocities in Nazi concentration camps.

The Lord Provost will introduce the event and there will be a range of speakers. Refreshments will also be served.

The event is supported by a number of organisations including UCU, Grampian Racial Equality Council, Ethnic Minority Council, Polish Association Aberdeen, Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation and Aberdeen for a Fairer World.

All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2016 - Don't stand by. Join the UCU event to reflect on its importance today

Come along to the Regent Lecture Theatre at the University of Aberdeen, on Wednesday 27 January 2016 from 12:30pm – 2:00pm and join the UCU-sponsored event on Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 to reflect on the contemporary importance of the Holocaust.

Professor Alan Marcus (Chair in Film and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen) will be introducing and screening his film The Cemetery (2010, 30mins).

Engaging with the presence and absence of Kafka in Prague’s ancient Jewish quarter, The Cemetery explores the relationship between the contemporary urban setting and the impact of the Holocaust. Set against the backdrop of mass tourism to sites such as the oldest Jewish Cemetery in Europe and the oldest synagogue, where Kafka had his bar mitzvah, the film presents a visual and aural meditation on the intersection of the banal and the sacred. As the narrative unfolds, we learn the interlocking fate of Kafka’s three sisters and the tragedy of Terezin.