Holocaust Memorial Day

This week at Dollar Academy, we have reflected with an assembly ran by the charity Generation2Generation, in which Helen Stone talked about her mother, Emmy, who was a survivor of the Holocaust.

Helen Stone’s mother Emmy Golding, née Kaufmann, was born in a small village near Cologne in Germany just as World War One was beginning. The 12 Jewish families in her village, who had lived there for many generations, were well integrated and yet maintained their religious identity. The insidious rise of the Nazis from 1933 onwards forced Emmy, her parents and her sister to flee Germany in search of a safe haven.

Helen’s presentation intersperses Emmy’s own testimony with personal memories of her mother. A video recording of Emmy made by the Spielberg Foundation in 1996, family photos, and artefacts are combined with brief footage of the rise of the Nazis, thus setting the story against its historical background.

To read more, visit:  https://www.generation2generation.org.uk/holocaust-survivor-emmy-golding/ 

At 4 pm today, the nation was also encouraged to ‘Light a Candle in the Darkness’ to remember lives lost to genocide and stand against prejudice and hatred. Holocaust Memorial Day is a day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. Read more about Holocaust Memorial Day here: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (hmd.org.uk)