Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

We have some exciting news, UNISON has been working hard to bring you a programme of events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021.


For the second year, the programme has been led by Alejandro Argüelles Bullón (Holocaust Memorial Trust) and jointly organised by representatives of the University, LSU, and trade unions.


The day is recognised annually across the world to remember the six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust, as well as the millions of other people killed from 1933-1945 under the Nazi persecution and in genocides across the world since.

This year, expect compelling and thought-provoking lectures, creative and collaborative workshops, as well as a memorial service to remember those who were killed. All of the events are open to staff and students at the University, and members of the general public are also welcome to attend the online sessions.


The full programme is as follows:

  • 9am-10am: The Preventability of the Holocaust – Paul Maddrell, Lecturer in International History and International Relations
  • 10am-11am: Writing about Light – Creative workshop with Char March, award-winning poet, playwright and creative writing tutor (online via Zoom)
  • 11am-12pm: Giving up Blame – a workshop by Dr Amanda Harrington, Associate Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (online via Zoom)
  • 12pm-1pm: The social exclusion of the Jews in Nazi Germany – Paul Maddrell, Lecturer in International History and International Relations
  • 1pm-2pm: Memorial Service led by the Centre for Faith and Spirituality
  • 2pm-3pm: Resistance and solidarity on antisemitism – Dr Cristian Tileaga, Reader in Social Psychology (online via MS Teams)

More information about each of the events – including booking information – can be found by visiting the Loughborough Events listings: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/internal/events/ or by contacting H M D Loughborough Hmd.Loughborough@lboro.ac.uk


The University’s Holocaust Memorial Day programme is run in collaboration with the Holocaust Educational Trust, Loughborough Students’ Union, the Centre for Faith and Spirituality, Unison East Midlands and Loughborough University.