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Commemorative artwork by King David Primary School, Manchester selected for
national exhibition marking 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation


Memorial Flame chosen by judges to feature at official Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony

3rd NOVEMBER 2019– A memorial flame created by students from  King David Primary School, Manchester has been selected by a distinguished panel of judges to feature as part of a national art exhibition to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

The artwork is one of 75 memorial flames chosen to represent each year since the liberation of Auschwitz. These will be displayed at an exhibition which is set to be unveiled at the UK Ceremony for Holocaust Memorial Day in London on 27 January 2020, at which numerous VIPs are expected to be in attendance.

 

More than 300 groups from across the country registered to take part in the nationwide competition launched by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) to encourage more people to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust.

Speaking about the theme for HMD commemorations in 2020, ‘Stand Together’ and the group’s inspiration for getting involved in the project, headteacher, Stacey Rosenberg, said: “We were inspired to create this as a sculpture which will stand alone in remembrance but will be created by children together to symbolise a brighter future. It is so important to educate the future generations against racism, anti-semitism and prejudice against ethnic minorities in the hope that atrocities like the Holocaust will never happen again.”

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