Eastbourne Marks Holocaust Memorial Day

EastbourneIt is two weeks until Eastbourne will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with two special events.

Organised and sponsored by Eastbourne Borough Council, the theme of the events at the Tennis Centre, College Road, Eastbourne, on Thursday, 24 January will be “Torn from home”.

Local author Dorit Oliver-Wolff will retell her inspirational life story of bravery and fortitude at the first event from 4.45pm to 6.15pm.

The second main event from 6.30pm will remember those who suffered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides.

Opened by Eastbourne Mayor Councillor Gill Mattock, the event will include testimony from a survivor of the Rwandan genocide, performances by the International Voice Orchestra and the retelling of the Belsen Concentration Camp liberation.