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Holocaust Memorial Day
As part of the Holocaust Memorial Day events, King’ is s organising a series of lectures to honour those who survived and those who were killed during the Holocaust.
The Holocaust Explained
Monday 27th January 6.30PM
27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. Roxy Baker from the Holocaust Wiener Library will come to King’s to give a talk on the important educational work they are doing as part of The Holocaust Explained. This is a lecture you won’t want to miss. More information about this coming soon. Strand campus (room: MB4.2 MACADAM BUILDING – letter ‘L’ on the map)
Anita Peleg and Ruth Barnett
Tuesday 28th January 6PM
The daughter of a Holocaust Survivor (Auschwitz and Brahnau concentration camps) as well as a speaker who came to the UK as part of the Kindertransport rescue movement, will be coming to King’s to give a lecture about the Holocaust. Please join us in welcoming Anita Peleg and Ruth Barnett. Strand campus (room: MB4.2 MACADAM BUILDING – letter ‘L’ on the map)
The Holocaust and other Genocides
Wednesday 5th February 1.30PM
Speakers, including some survivors, of different genocides around the world will come to King’s for this important lecture. More information to follow soon.
The Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Students who went to help at Bergen-Belsen in May 1945
Wednesday, 12 February, 6pm – 8pm
Speaker: Professor Stephen Challacombe PhD, FRCPath, FMedSci DSc FKC, Martin Rushton Professor of Oral Medicine, King’s College London and President of the RSM History of Medicine Society
In May 1945, 95 medical students from the London Hospitals including 34 from Guy’s, St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital answered the call for volunteers to help at Belsen. The Relief of Belsen showed how doctors, nurses, and medical students struggled to save life and dignity amid gross physical horror. The camp at Belsen presented a humanitarian disaster of colossal proportions. The four weeks they spent at the camp tested both their medical skills and their personal stamina to an unimaginable degree. All were affected long term by their experiences. They made a huge contribution which deserves to be remembered by all of us. This is their story.