Holocaust Memorial Day Devon 2021 / Lizzie Small: Porrajmos, the untold story of the Romani genocide at the hands of the Nazis
Date: 20th January 2021
Time: 7.30 pm
Be the light in the darkness
The 27th January every year stands out as an important day, reminding us of the unparalleled horrors of the WW2 holocaust, as well as subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
This year’s theme, be the light in the darkness, is an affirmation and a call to action for everyone marking HMD. This theme asks everyone to consider different kinds of ‘darkness’, for example, identity-based persecution, misinformation, denial of justice; and different ways of ‘being the light’, for example, resistance, acts of solidarity, rescue and illuminating mistruths.
Lizzie Small: Porrajmos, the untold story of the Romani genocide at the hands of the Nazis
Lizzie is a member of the Roma community, and she will be showing the powerful and moving film ‘Porrajmos’ (Romani holocaust), which explores the prejudice targeted against Roma and Sinti peoples, and documents their treatment at the hands of the Nazis in WW2.
Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
― Primo Levi