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"In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son."
Released 29th April 2016, Drama/History
Running time 1 hour 47 minutes, IMDB rating 7.5
Director Laszlo Nemes, Writer Laszlo Nemes, Clara Royer
This film is being shown on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 as a mark of respect. You can read more about the day by clicking this text.
Two representatives of our society, Pat Starkey & Mary Berry, attended a HMD awareness workshop in Liverpool on 22nd November 2016.
They reported that the successful event was attended by a wide range of public organisations. Various societies, churches and groups are all holding their own events and playing their parts in commemorations on this special day.
The Liverpool workshop presentation drew attention to racial hatred in society and how this leads to extreme violence and wars. It stressed the wider meaning of the word Holocaust and its relevance in the world today in places such as Cambodia, Rwanda and Darfur and how learning lessons from the past should create a safer and better future.
Unfortunately today, persecution, genocide, hate and diversity come under the same horrific heading as the Holocaust and suffering is being felt in countries where there is civil war and religious radicalisation, all causing unimaginable human suffering.