Holocaust Memorial Day Events – Sunday 24th & Wednesday 27th January 2021

Jeremy Jacobson on behalf of Kehillat Kernow (Jewish Community of Cornwall)  invites you and your colleagues and their families to:

Holocaust Memorial Service and Talk on Sunday 24 January, 5:00 p.m. via Zoom

This event will consist of the following parts:

1. Two short animations prepared by students and teachers at the University of Falmouth.

2. Candle lighting.

3. Service led by Pat Lipert and Adam Feldman, based on the Yom HaShoah service and including some additional readings from other sources.

4. Holocaust testimony of Blanka Engelberg, late mother of Kehillat Kernow member Cynthia Clare Hollinsworth.

Cynthia will share with us the testimony of her mother describing her horrific nightmare of the Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz II (Birkenau), her remarkable story of survival and ultimately her journey to a meaningful life after liberation.

The whole event will last a little over one hour.

Please feel free to share this invitation with people you know, but please ask them to send their names to this email address kehillatkernow@gmail.com if they wish to attend.

We wish to thank the Cornwall Faith Forum and Falmouth University for their co-operation in preparing our event.

Holocaust Memorial Day – Wednesday 27th January 2021

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD)  will be on Wednesday 27 January and the theme for 2021 is ‘Be the light in the darkness’.

HMD is always held on 27 January and is, as ever, an opportunity to stand together with people of all faiths to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi Persecution and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This year for the first time all activities will be online and the resources all reflect this.

The theme of ‘Be the light in the darkness’ encourages everyone to reflect on the depths humanity can sink to, but also the ways individuals and communities resisted that darkness to ‘be the light’ before, during and after genocide.

The UK Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 ceremony: Register for the HMD ceremony which will run from 7–8pm on 27 January and share this link with others. Encourage others in your diocese to register and join in the National Moment of Lighting the Darkness by putting a candle in a window at 8pm.


If you have any questions relating to HMD please contact Andrew Yates, Chair, Cornwall Faith Forum andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org