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AT YOUR SERVICE - 29 JANUARY 2023
At Your Service
Sunday, January 29th, 2023 - 30 minutes
Friday 27 January was Holocaust Memorial Day - a day to specially remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions killed under Nazi persecution of other groups like Roma, Sinti, gay people and people with disabilities. It is also a day to remember all those killed in the more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.
Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable - we still live in a world scarred by genocide, and we cannot be complacent.
In today's programme, we reflect on this, in words and music - including heart-breaking words from survivors who are willing to bear the pain of re-telling the stories they cannot forget .... so that we can learn from genocide, for a better future.
The programme includes contributions from Olivia Marks Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Trust, TV Presenter Kirsty Wark, Sir David Suchet, and Chief Rabbi Sir Ephraim Mirvis of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
There's also a beautiful arrangement of "There's a place for us" from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, sung by The Fourth Choir, London's premier LGBT+ choir of professional classical voices
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