13 Feb “Beyond Words” Holocaust Memorial Day
From 22nd to 26th of January, representatives of the Local Democracy Agency Subotica and Educational Center of Roma Subotica visited Huddersfield for the second time in order to participate in the main event named “Beyond Words” as a part of the Holocaust Memorial Day.
Partners from Serbia, Poland and Italy, accompanied by their English hosts, have worked together to organize the final event within the project “Every Button Counts”. Leading partner on the project is the organization “6 million+” from Huddersfield.
The closing event began with a procession which swept through the streets of Huddersfield, whose main attraction were four puppets symbolically called “The Weeping Sisters”. These four puppets are representing women remembering Jewish, Bosnian, Kurdish and Roma victims.
The procession led to the University of Huddersfield where the final event took place as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day in which all the partners took part.
Artists and volunteers from 6 million+ Charitable Trust visited partners from Poland, Italy and Serbia earlier this year as part of the project. A wide range of participants from differing cultural and social backgrounds discussed why it is important to remember periods of history such as the Holocaust. Connections with current events worldwide were made, particularly the refugee crisis. In this relation stories and reflections from all four countries were at the heart of this event, with delegates sharing music, art, film, recordings and writing.
Project “Every Button Counts” is part of the Europe for Citizens Programme.