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picture credit: Dorit Oliver Wolff

Dorit Oliver Wolff, recipient of the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours List, will take centre stage at the town’s Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Welcome Building, next to The Congress Theatre, on Thursday, 23 January.

She will talk about her childhood experience of avoiding capture by the Nazis and why it is so important that we stand together and speak out against divisive propaganda and marginalisation of vulnerable groups. The World War ll survivor was awarded the British Empire Medal for her work in Holocaust education and awareness.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia.

The Eastbourne event is free and will commemorate people who suffered in the Holocaust under Nazi persecution and in subsequent genocides such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Doors open at 6.30pm for welcome drinks with a 7pm start.

Booking is essential as previous years have sold out. Book online at www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/HMD

If you have access requirements email bpp@lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk or phone 01323 415694.