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Holocaust Memorial Day

There are a number of events for Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) here in Aberdeen around the 27th of January, 

Wednesday 23rd January 5.30 pm – annual Holocaust Memorial musical meditation at King’s College, James McKay hall, University of Aberdeen 

Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th January - musical The Fiddler on the Roof at His Majesty's Theatre - 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Thursday 24th January at 10.00am Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor at The University of Aberdeen History Society at Kings College, AB24 3FXAberdeen - Harry Spiro BEM

Sunday 27th January at 1pm the film 1945 is showing at The Belmont Filmhouse 


Please see below for further details of each - - -  

Annual Holocaust Memorial service, at King’s College, James McKay hall, from 17.30 - 18.30 hr.  On Wednesday 23rd of January the University of Aberdeen Holocaust Memorial  23 January 2019, 17:30 - 18:30 

Hosted by James Mackay Hall  ================== Fiddler on the Roof - Wed 23rd - Sat 26th January at His Majesty's Theatre 2:30pm & 7:30pm From Wednesday the 23rd of January until Saturday the 26th of January, His Majesty's Theatre presents the musical The Fiddler on the Roof. Ticket prices are between £24.50 - £32.50, and can be booked at: Fiddler on the Roof  Date Wed 23 - Sat 26 JanVenue His Majesty's TheatreStart Time 2:30pm & 7:30pmPRICES £32.50 - £24.50Book tickets Main InfoTickets & PricesA fiddler on the roof? Sounds crazy, no? Aberdeen's Phoenix Theatre, in conjunction with the children of Phoenix Youth Theatre, present the fabulous, classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centres on Tevye, a poor dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters. In the centre of a colourful and tight‐knit Jewish community, Tevye attempts to maintain his religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. With iconic and beloved songs such as ‘Matchmaker’, ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ and ‘If I Were A Rich Man’, “Fiddler on the Roof” provides the perfect mix of humour and humanity ‐ and maybe even a few tears of sadness, joy and laughter! Touching audiences worldwide with its warmth and honesty, this unique, universal show is a cornerstone of musical theatre tradition. ================== Testimony of a Holocaust Survivor: Harry Spiro BEM Thursday 24th January 10.00am Hosted by The University of Aberdeen History Society and Aberdeen Jewish Society The University of Aberdeen History Society Kings College, AB24 3FX Aberdeen Show map Join us and the Jewish Society to hear testimony from Holocaust survivor Harry Spiro BEM with Robert Rinder in a live broadcast from New Kings 1 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January). 

Harry survived the Piotrków ghetto (the first ghetto created by the Nazis), Buchenwald concentration camp and a death march to Terezín, coming to Britain in 1945 as part of 'The Boys' alongside Robert Rinder's grandfather.

The testimony is a live webinar and will be followed by a question and answer session.

As this is a public event please register for a ticket, which also gives us a good indication as to how much tea and coffee we need. ======================= Film 1945 at Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen The Belmont Filmhouse is showing the film 1945 on Sunday 27th January at 13.00 hr.

The film is about the inhabitants of a village in rural Soviet-occupied Hungary, who are preparing for the town clerk's son's wedding, when two Orthodox Jewish men arrive at the railway station with two large trunks. As they silently make their way to town, a growing panic spreads amongst some of the more prominent townsfolk.

Tickets are free and can be booked at:

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 13:00 - 15:00 Organisation website: Booking Link A special screening of Ferenc Török's award-winning Hungarian drama 1945 to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019 - tickets are free for this event, booking recommended. 12 August 1945. The inhabitants of a village in rural Soviet-occupied Hungary are preparing for the town clerk’s son’s wedding, when two Orthodox Jewish men arrive at the railway station with two large trunks. As they silently make their way to town, a growing panic spreads amongst some of the more prominent townsfolk… Ferenc Török’s striking monochrome drama - reminiscent of Fred Zinnemann’s masterful High Noon, no less - is a tense, chilling, beautifully nuanced take on a difficult, transitional period in Hungarian history. How to attend This is a free ticketed screening, and booking ahead is recommended. Tickets can be booked online, at Box Office or by calling 01224 343 500 (between 10am and 8.30pm Mon-Sat, and 12.30pm and 8.30pm Sundays) Organiser Name James Erwin Booking Link Belmont Filmhouse 49 Belmont Street Aberdeen Scotland AB10 1JS United Kingdom ====================

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