Freundschaftsverein Tczew-Witten e.V.


Samstag, den 28. Januar 2017 um 19.00 Uhr

in der St Bride's Church Liverpool

„So the World May Come to Know“ – Poems
and Documents from Ravensbrück Concentration Camp for Women
„Aby usłyszał to cały świat!“ – Polskie
wiersze i dokumenty z kobiecego obozu koncentracyjnego

Auf Einladung von »Merseyside Polonia«, dem Club der Polen in Liverpool, wird die Lesung

„Damit die Welt es erfährt“ – Gedichte und Dokumente aus dem Frauen-KZ Ravensbrück

aus Anlaß des Tages des Gedenkens an die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus, in Liverpool in der St Bride's Church angeboten.
Diese Kooperation des Freundschaftsvereins Tczew - Witten mit Merseyside Polonia wird unterstützt vom District of Methodist Churches und dem Liverpool City Council.

Die Lesung präsentiert Gedichte polnischer Frauen aus dem Konzentrationslager Ravensbrück, das die deutschen Nationalsozialisten speziell für Frauen errichten ließen und in dem ein Drittel der dort ihrer Freiheit beraubten Frauen Polinnen waren. Im Jahr 1938 errichtet, bestand das KZ Ravensbrück bis zur Befreiung durch die Rote Armee im April 1945.
Aus Anlaß des 70. Jahrestages der Befreiung wurde von der Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück auf Deutsch und auf Polnisch die Bücher „70 polnische Gedichte aus Ravensbrück“ und „70 polskich wierzy z Ravensbrück“ herausgegeben. Diese Gedichte, heimlich im Verborgenen im KZ-Ravensbrück verfaßt, versteckt unter der Erde und nach Jahrzehnten wiedergefunden, bilden die Grundlage für diese Lesung.

Veranstaltungen in Liverpool zum 27. Januar – Holocaust Memorial Day

Donnerstag, den 26. Januar 2017

Merseyside Unite Against Fascism

Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration 2017


attended Merseyside Unite
Against Fascism’sHolocaust
Memorial Day Commemoration
on Thursday 26th January 2017.
The Commemoration took place
in the beautiful HornbyLibrary in
Liverpool Central Library, and
involved readings of Holocaust
Survivor Testimony, the lighting
of a Memorial Candle and a
minute’s silence in memory of
the victims of the Holocaust
and of Nazi persecution.
UAF were also honoured that
the Tczew-Witten Society
(a Polish-German Friendship
Society) in partnership with
Merseyside Polonia, presented
poems written by Polish women
prisoners of Ravensbruck
concentration camp.
The poems were very moving,
and were read in both
Polish and English.

Mary Doolin of the Public &
Commercial Services Union [PCS]
chaired the event, and the Memorial
Candle was lit by Michelle Hayward,
Chair of the Merseyside Jewish
Representative Council.

The Readings of Holocaust
Survivor Testimony were also very
moving, and were read
by: Paula Barker, North West
Regional Convenor, UNISON;
Michelle Hayward, Chair,
Merseyside Jewish Representative
Council; Sharon Hutchinson,
Regional Women’s & Equalities
Officer, Unite the union North West;

Kevan Nelson, North West
Regional Secretary, UNISON;
Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor &
Liverpool City Councillor; Mark
Rowe, North West Regional
Secretary, FBU; Neil Smith,
Regional Political Officer, GMB
Trade Union North West & Irish
Region; Martin Timson,
Merseyside Unite Against
Fascism; and Jeremy Wolfson,
Liverpool City Councillor.

Paul Jenkins of Unite Against
Fascism said: ‘Thanks to all the
individuals andorganisations
involved inorganising,
participating in, and attending
Merseyside Unite Against
Fascism’sHolocaust Memorial
Day Commemoration, and for
helping to make the evening
such a moving event. We also
thank the Survivors whose
words we remembered, and
whose words have helped to
keep the memory alive. We
must never forget. The UAF
Commemoration was entitled
‘Never Again’. Let us all honour
that pledge to make sure that
‘Never Again’ becomes a reality.’
Liverpool City Councillor
Jeremy Wolfson, one of the
organisers of the event, said:
‘This was a very moving event
with the testimonies of the
survivors having a real impact
on all those present. This year
Liverpool has shown that
Holocaust Memorial Day is
important to the city and that
we will always remember the
victims of the Holocaust.’

Freitag, den 27. Januar 2017

Patrimoine mondial • World Heritage | The City of Liverpool | Liverpool City Council

Holocaust Memorial Day

Service of Remembrance

Liverpool Town Hall, Friday 27th January 2017

Order of Service

King David High School Choir

Welcome by
The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool,
Councillor Roz Gladden
Candle lighting by the Lord Mayor and Rabbi Dr. Martin van den Bergh

One Minute Silence

Prayer by
Rabbi Dr. Martin van den Bergh, Childwall Hebrew Congregation

Act of Commitment by
Leaders of Christian Churches

Marie van der Zyl
Vice President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Students from Florence Melly Community Primary School, Pinehurst Primary
School, Alsop High School, Broughton Hall Catholic High School, and
Archbishop Beck Catholic Sports College will give a presentation of life stories
to address the question 'HOW CAN LIFE GO ON?'

King David High School Choir

Samstag, den 28. Januar 2017


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