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Holocaust Memorial Day 2017


Queen's staff are invited to a Tour of the Belfast Synagogue to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The University's Equality and Diversity Unit has secured 5 spaces for any staff who would be interested in attending a tour of the Belfast Synagogue as part of a programme of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2017.

The Synagogue tour, which is being organised by Belfast City Council as part of their DiverseCity Programme, will take place on Wednesday 25 January 2017 from 10:30am to 12:30pm and will provide participants with an insight into the history, heritage and cultural practice of the Jewish community in Northern Ireland.

The tour will also involve a reflection on the Holocaust by allowing participants to listen to a reading of Farm Girl, a new monologue, with musical inserts, specially written by Jane Coyle for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. Farm Girl’s central character is Rusalka Hartmann, a little girl from Vienna, who was brought to Northern Ireland via the Kindertransport and spent her childhood on the farm in Millisle, where many young Jewish refugees were settled.

If you are interested in attending, please seek approval to attend the tour from your line manager and email by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 18 January 2017.

In terms of transport to and from the Synagogue, please note that a bus will leave from Belfast City Centre at 10am and return at 1pm.

For details of further events planned around Northern Ireland for Holocaust Memorial Day, please click here.


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