City in tribute to genocide victims
The atrocities of the Holocaust will be remembered at an event in Leicester this weekend.
Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday will be marked with an event at the University of Leicester, which will pay tribute to victims of genocide and showcase work by schoolchildren on tackling hatred.
Entitled Communities Together: Build a Bridge, it takes place at the Fraser Noble Hall, in University Road, at 7.30pm.
It will include an address by Professor Aubrey Newman, former director of the university's Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and will highlight the Auschwitz Project with a number of young people giving their thoughts on either having visited Auschwitz or preparing to go.
There will be readings from the winners of an essay competition and from an anthology of poems written by pupils from five city schools.
Musicians from English Martyrs Catholic School will perform during the event.
It has been organised by the city council, Leicester Council of Faiths, the School Development Support Agency and the Stanley Burton Centre.