THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, CIVIC CENTRE, VICTORIA AVENUE, SOUTHEND, SS2 6ER
This annual event is a time for reflection on the genocides that have occurred over the last century and what we can do to build a safer and more inclusive society. The commemoration includes music, reflections, poetry and an address by Holocaust Survivor Dr Martin Stern, OBE. Dr Stern was born in 1938 and lived in Holland. He is a retired Clinical Immunologist who worked at the University Hospitals of Leicester. At the age of five, whilst at his nursery school, he was arrested and transported, with his one year old sister to the Westerbork prison camp in the Netherlands and then to the Theresienstadt ghetto or concentration camp north of Prague. We warmly welcome Dr Stern back to Southend to talk about the experiences he endured during this time. The service of commemoration is open to all and guests are invited to arrive early in order to view the exhibitions. Parking is available in the Civic Centre car park, off Carnarvon Road, and will be free for this event. Rabbi Elf will also be speaking at this event.