Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony

Friday, 25 January at 10:45 am
Soviet War Memorial

Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ

Тhis year's Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration on Friday 25 January 2019, organised by the SWMT and Southwark Council. As you may be aware, HMD marks the date of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camps by the Soviet Red Army on 27 January 1945.

The commemoration begins with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial Tree and Soviet War Memorial which stand together in the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park which surrounds the Imperial War Museum in London. Guests will then proceed inside the IWM for the contination of the event. Guests attending the indoor element of the event are invited to view the IWM's Holocaust Exhibition after the ceremony concludes.

10.45 - Gather at the entrance to GMH Park (in front of the IWM main entrance and near the park cafe), Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ.
10.55 - Process to the Soviet War Memorial/Holocaust Memorial Tree.
11.00 - Wreath-laying ceremony begins at the Soviet War Memorial and Southwark Council's Holocaust Memorial Tree.
12.00 - Commemoration continues inside the Imperial War Museum (Roof Terrace on 4th Floor).

Please note: Wreaths may be laid at the Soviet War Memorial and/or at the Holocaust Memorial Tree. There is no seating provided outdoors - this part of the event is expected to last no more than 25 minutes.

Due to limited seating, if you wish to attend the second part of the commemoration inside the Imperial War Museum, please contact the Mayor of Southwark's office directly on Tel: 020 7525 7303 or Eml: mayors.office@southwark.gov.uk as soon as possible.

If you intend to lay a wreath on behalf of an organisation, or you will be carrying a standard, please reply directly to sovietwarmemorialtrust@gmail.com by noon on Wed 23 January.