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Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony – Friday 26 January 2018


Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony – Friday 26 January 2018

Friday 26 January at 11 pm
Soviet War Memorial in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

This year's Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on Friday 26 January 2018, organised by the SMTF, Southwark Council and the Imperial War Museum [IWM]. As you may be aware, HMD marks the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps by the Soviet Red Army in 1945.

The commemoration begins with a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and Soviet War Memorial which stand together in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park which surrounds the Imperial War Museum in London. Guests will then proceed inside the IWM for the continuation of the event in the Cinema. Guests attending the indoor element of the event are invited to view the IWM's Holocaust Exhibition after the ceremony concludes.

10.50 am - Gather at the entrance to GMH Park (in front of the IWM main entrance and near the park cafe), Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
11.00 am - Wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial and Southwark Council's Holocaust Memorial Tree
11.45 am - Indoor ceremony, hosted by the Mayor of Southwark, begins in the Cinema of the Imperial War Museum
12.50 pm - Indoor ceremony ends

NB: No seating is provided outdoors. This part of the event is expected to last no more than 20 mins.

Due to seating limitations, if you wish to attend the ceremony inside the Imperial War Museum, please contact the Mayor of Southwark's Office directly on Tel: 020 7525 7303 or Eml: bWF5b3JzICEgb2ZmaWNlIHwgc291dGh3YXJrICEgZ292ICEgdWs= as soon as possible.

If you intend to lay a wreath on behalf of an organisation or you will be carrying a standard, please reply directly to the Secretary of the Soviet Memorial Trust Fund Ralph Gibson at c210ZiB8IGhvdG1haWwgISBjbyAhIHVr by noon on Thu 25 Jan.

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