Holocaust Memorial Day 2015




Holocaust Memorial Programme for Edinburgh 2015


The Scottish Book Trust and Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association present:

‘Bringing Books to Life, Meet the Author’ an HMD sponsored event.

Elizabeth Wein talks about her novel, ‘Rose Under Fire’ which tells the story of Rose, an American ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary) pilot who is captured and sent to Ravensbrück. There, she meets a group of Polish political prisoners known as ‘The Rabbits’ who were subjected to horrific medical experiments at the concentration camp. It is The Rabbits’ determination that their story is heard and that what they have suffered is not forgotten which ultimately saves Rose’s life.

On the morning of the 27th Elizabeth will lead a school session with Edinburgh High Schools and in the afternoon will lead a session at 1.30pm at the McDonald Road Library.


Public Events on Tuesday 27th of January 2015:

1. Meet The Author: Elizabeth Wein, author of  Rose Under Fire.
Time: 1.30pm.
Venue: McDonald Library, Leith 2-4 McDonald Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH7 4LU
To reserve your place email Ian Kirkby at ian.Kirkby@edinburgh.gov.uk


. Holocaust Memorial Day: The Story of Anne Frank 
On Holocaust Memorial Day, storyteller Colin Mackay retells the story of the famous diarist and reflects on what her story means to us today. A moving session in the Storytelling Bothy.
Time: 12pm (1hr) | £6 (£4) | Adults (and 11+)  
Venue: The Scottish Story Telling Centre 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Tickets on sale from December – 0131 556 9579 and www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk

3. Film: Schindler’s List / dir. Steven Spielberg / country: USA / Languages: English, Hebrew, German, Polish / Run time 195 min. Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save approximately 1100 Jews from being gassed in the Auschwitz concentration camp, it is a testament for the good in all of us.
Time: 19:00
Venue: The Film House, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ


Wednesday, January 28th

Holocaust Memorial Day, Main Event for the City of Edinburgh 

Main speakers Ela Weissberger, survivor of the Terezin ghetto, Hasan Hasanovic (Bosnian survivor) and Irena Winfield giving testimony of her families experience of the 1915 Armenian genocide and later conflicts in Armenia.
In addition to the main speakers, there will be a full programme of musical performances and readings by pupils from Boroughmuir High School. There will be free buffet reception for all those in attendance. (Donations Welcome).
Venue: Boroughmuir High School, 26 Viewforth, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH10 4LR
To reserve your place email sakina@eifa.org.uk by 09/01/15


For more info on previous Holocaust Memorial Day programmes, kindly go to:
Holocaust Memorial Day 2013
Holocaust Memorial Day 2014