Sunday, 24 January, 2016

We are delighted that the BBC will be broadcasting the UK Commemorative Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day for the second year running.

The programme will be screened on BBC Two at 7pm on Wednesday 27 January, and will be presented by Mishal Husain, from Radio 4's Today programme.

The ceremony includes personal testimony, music and poetry, with actors Sheila Hancock, Robert Lindsay, Kevin Whately and Freddie Fox taking part. The internationally renowned Choir of Clare College Cambridge will perform, and acclaimed violinist Jennifer Pike will play the theme from Schindler's List. Historian David Olusoga will also participate.

Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said:
 
‘On Holocaust Memorial Day hundreds of thousands of people will come together at events across the country to reflect on the ways in which silence and indifference can allow discrimination, persecution and genocide to take place, as well as honouring those who refused to stand by, and who saved people, or took action against prevailing views and beliefs. These events, and the BBC’s broadcast of the national ceremony, are so important in allowing us to learn from the past and take steps to build a better future.’
 
Phil Dolling, Head of BBC Events, said:
 
‘I am very proud to be broadcasting this important event marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Last year’s ceremony was one of the most powerful and moving occasions I have ever been involved with and I am sure that the programme in 2016 will be just as poignant and thought-provoking.’
Olivia Marks-Woldman, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, said:

‘On Holocaust Memorial Day hundreds of thousands of people will come together at events across the country to reflect on the ways in which silence and indifference can allow discrimination, persecution and genocide to take place, as well as honouring those who refused to stand by, and who saved people, or took action against prevailing views and beliefs. These events, and the BBC’s broadcast of the national ceremony, are so important in allowing us to learn from the past and take steps to build a better future.’

Phil Dolling, Head of BBC Events, said:

‘I am very proud to be broadcasting this important event marking Holocaust Memorial Day. Last year’s ceremony was one of the most powerful and moving occasions I have ever been involved with and I am sure that the programme in 2016 will be just as poignant and thought-provoking.’ - See more at: http://hmd.org.uk/news/holocaust-memorial-day-be-broadcast-bbc-two#sthash.qimFLUfE.dpuf