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April 7th Commemoration
20 years after the Genocide

Last night, The National Holocaust Centre welcomed a host of guests to unite in remembering Rwanda 20 years after the 1994 Genocide. Civic leaders from across the East Midlands travelled to the Centre to be greeted by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, the High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda, the Centre’s CEO and Marina Smith MBE, one of the founders of the Centre. Click here to read more

Lighting the flame

Lighting the flame

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The National Holocaust Centre promotes an understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice, and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society. The Centre uses the history of genocide as a model of how society can break down, and emphasises how current and future generations must carefully examine and learn from these tragedies. The Centre promotes respect for human rights, equal opportunities and good citizenship, which has greater resonance than ever in our culturally diverse society.
The National Holocaust Centre provides a range of facilities for people of all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. These include the Holocaust exhibition, The Journey, memorial gardens, bookshop and coffeeshop. There are also seminar and research facilities for students, teachers, scholars, professionals and many others.

For the opening times and Survivor speaker list, please click here

Prime Minister’s Commission

On 27th January, Prime Minister David Cameron launched a National Commission to investigate possible further measures for Holocaust remembrance and education in the UK. The National Commission is currently calling on people to provide evidence. We encourage all of our supporters to submit evidence by following this link: https://engage.number10.gov.uk/contact-the-holocaust-commission/

Furthermore 6 places are up for grabs to join a youth forum set up by the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission with 1 person having the chance to sit on the commission. The commission is looking at ensuring there is a permanent and fitting memorial to the Holocaust and educational resources for future generations. If you are 21 or under, you can enter by writing an essay answering the question ‘Why is it so important that we remember the Holocaust and how can we make sure future generations never forget?’ The closing date of the competition is Friday 30 May 2014. For more details on how to enter click on this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/competition-offers-young-people-chance-to-join-holocaust-commission.


Dr James Smith Announcing the Centre’s Support for the Commission at HMD 2014

Rwanda 20 years after the Genocide


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