Holocaust Memorial Day, Ordinary People

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Francis Morton

From: 27 Jan 2023, 10 a.m.
To: 27 Jan 2023, 11 a.m.
Location: Online Event - Please see description

Swansea University will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27th January 2023, online via Zoom from 10 am to 11 am. This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) theme is Ordinary People. ‘What is abnormal is that I am normal. That I survived the Holocaust and went on to love beautiful girls, to talk, to write, to have toast and tea and live my life – that is what is abnormal’. – Elie Wiesel, survivor of the Holocaust.

We will be featuring an inspiring talk titled ‘Letters of Love and Loss’ by Francis Morton. Francis will share the story of his parents, George and Renée and how they survived the Holocaust. Renée kept over 500 letters from her family and friends between 1938 and 1945, from which Francis has been able to reconstruct the lives and fate of her family, most of whom were murdered in the Holocaust. These letters include some from her then boyfriend, George, from which details of his life story have been uncovered.

Contact: Zinab Battar (Email: equalopportunities@swansea.ac.uk)

Event created by: z.k.battar