Everyone is invited to what is sure to prove a thought-provoking talk, followed by questions, to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
The guest speaker is Chiswick resident Uri Winterstein, nine of whose extended family were killed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
The talk takes place via Zoom from 11am-2pm on Tuesday 26 January, and all are welcome to join.
After an introduction by Cllr Sue Fennimore, Deputy Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Mr Winterstein will speak for approximately an hour, then take questions.
A holder of the British Empire Medal, Mr Winterstein was born in Slovakia in October 1943. At the age of one month he was put into the care of a non-Jewish woman for his safety... and did not see his parents again until the Second World War ended. His father spent time in a concentration camp.
After the war, the family moved to Brazil. Mr Winterstein is married with three children and five grandchildren.
"Uri Winterstein's tale is harrowing, but it is also a story of hope," said Cllr Fennimore. "He has been speaking in schools since 2013 in events organised by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, and we are grateful that he is able to share his family history with us on Tuesday."
The day after the talk, Wednesday 27 January, at 8pm H&F residents are urged to join the nation, light a candle and display it in a window to remember those who were murdered for who they were, and to take a stand against prejudice today.
Photographs of your candle can be uploaded on social media using the hashtags #HolocaustMemorialDay #LightTheDarkness
You can join the 26 January Zoom talk at 11am – full details below. The talk will later be available on the H&F Council website.
Topic: H&F Holocaust Memorial Day Event
Time: 26 January 2021, 11am, London
Meeting ID: 831 166 7842
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