Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 Stand Together: ‘Suffer the little children - receiving children before and after the Holocaust’

Christ Church Cathedral, in partnership with Oxford Jewish Centre and the Town Hall, will hold an event for teachers, interested adults and students about approaches to Holocaust history, genocide, and peace education.

Inter-faith event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
January 27th 2020


09:30 Meet at the Oxford Jewish Centre, 21, Richmond Rd, Oxford OX1 2JL

09:45-10:30 Synagogue Visit and Talk (‘Oxford University and the Jewish community’)
by Sarah Montagu, Oxford Jewish Congregation

10:25-10:55 Walk to Town Hall along part of the Jewish Quarter trail

11:00-11:45 Inter-faith Service at Town Hall

11:45-12:15 Coffee in the Town Hall, the former home of David, a Jew who lived in Medieval Oxford. St Aldates used to be called Great Jewry Street

12:15-12:45 OPTIONAL visit to the Oxford Stand Up to Racism Exhibition. This annual exhibition, aims to bring key HMD issues up to date, with recent and current prejudices and genocides. Attendees may prefer to visit the Oxford Museum or the cellars of the Town Hall, instead

12:55-13:40 Simple sandwich buffet lunch at Christ Church (McKenna Room).
(NB. Sadly, kosher alternatives are costly, so please feel free to bring your own kosher fare.)

13:40-14:30 Talk (‘Suffer the little children… receiving children before and after the Holocaust- Assisting the Kindertransport before WW2 and the Mengele twins postwar”)
by Professor Paul Weindling, Oxford Brookes University

14:30-15:00 Stand Together: Seminar Discussion on this year’s HMD theme, chaired by Jackie Holderness, Christ Church Cathedral Education Deptartment

15:15-15:45 A short, reflective, inter-faith meditation in the Cathedral with Canon Bede Gerrard

15:45 Depart

This event will use some of the excellent educational material provided by:
The Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) www.ccj.org.uk/about-us
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust www.hmd.org.uk
The Holocaust Education Trust (HET) www.het.org.uk