98-year-old Holocaust survivor Lily Ebert and her great-grandson Dov Forman will speak to students ahead of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Gillian Carr will be on Thursday, January 20th – one week before Memorial Day on January 27th. Registration is free and open to everyone.
Holocaust Memorial Day is the national memorial of the Holocaust in Great Britain. The day begins in 2001 and marks the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Soviet Union in 1945.
This year’s theme is “One Day”. A day when “we come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there will be a day in the future can give without genocide ”.
Last year, Lily Ebert, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for her services to Holocaust education, gained a huge following on social media with the help of her 18-year-old great-grandson, Dov Forman.
Forman told university that he and Lily “try to educate people all the time. We currently have over 1.5 million followers on TikTok and we use social media to teach the next generation, my generation. In 2020 Lily and I wrote our book, Lily’s promise so that even more people can read Lily’s story and learn from the past. “
ONE Sunday times Bestseller, the book describes Ebert’s story up to the Holocaust, but also the effects on subsequent generations.
Forman added, “It is now more important than ever that we listen to people like my great-grandmother. We need to remember these stories and testimonies of the Holocaust and take the time to remember those who are unable to speak for themselves.
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