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BBC 2 at 7pm: Holocaust Memorial Day

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The producer of the Oscar Award film Schindler List, Branko Lustig attends the news conference for the exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, Jan. 26, 2016. The exhibition of works by Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann, displaying portraits of the 60 children killed in Nazi death camps, mostly Auschwitzby, will be opened on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2016.

BBC will broadcast the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day for the second year running. The programme will be screened on BBC Two at 7pm on Wednesday 27 January, and will be presented by Mishal Husain, from Radio 4’s Today programme….reports Asian Lite – newsdesk@asianlite.com

The producer of the Oscar Award film Schindler List, Branko Lustig attends the news conference for the exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, Jan. 26, 2016. The exhibition of works by Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann, displaying portraits of the 60 children killed in Nazi death camps, mostly Auschwitzby, will be opened on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2016.
The producer of the Oscar Award film Schindler List, Branko Lustig attends the news conference for the exhibition Drawing Against Oblivion in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, Jan. 26, 2016. The exhibition of works by Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann, displaying portraits of the 60 children killed in Nazi death camps, mostly Auschwitzby, will be opened on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, 2016.

Over 200 Holocaust survivors will attend a unique commemoration in London to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. With powerful personal testimony, music and poetry, all those who were persecuted and murdered by the Nazis and those who have died in later genocides will be remembered.

The ceremony includes personal testimony, music and poetry, with actors Sheila Hancock, Robert Lindsay, Kevin Whately and Freddie Fox taking part. The internationally renowned Choir of Clare College Cambridge will perform, and acclaimed violinist Jennifer Pike will play the theme from Schindler’s List. Historian David Olusoga will also participate.

A visitor looks at Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann's exhibition "Drawing Against Oblivion" in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, Jan. 26, 2016. The exhibition of works by Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann, displaying portraits of the 60 children killed in Nazi death camps, mostly Auschwitzby, will be opened on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
A visitor looks at Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann’s exhibition “Drawing Against Oblivion” in Zagreb, capital of Croatia, Jan. 26, 2016. The exhibition of works by Austrian painter Manfred Bockelmann, displaying portraits of the 60 children killed in Nazi death camps, mostly Auschwitzby, will be opened on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said: ‘On Holocaust Memorial Day hundreds of thousands of people will come together at events across the country to reflect on the ways in which silence and indifference can allow discrimination, persecution and genocide to take place, as well as honouring those who refused to stand by, and who saved people, or took action against prevailing views and beliefs. These events, and the BBC’s broadcast of the national ceremony, are so important in allowing us to learn from the past and take steps to build a better future.’

Phil Dolling, Head of BBC Events, said: ‘I am very proud to be broadcasting this important event marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Last year’s ceremony was one of the most powerful and moving occasions I have ever been involved with and I am sure that the programme in 2016 will be just as poignant and thought-provoking.’

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