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Portsmouth residents are invited to visit Portsmouth City Council’s D-Day Story free of charge on Friday 27 January to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

An art exhibition, inspired by Holocaust literature, will be displayed at the museum from 1pm to 3pm featuring artwork created by students from University of Portsmouth and Mayville High School. Dr Christine Berberich, Reader in Literature, and a pupil from Mayville High School will introduce the exhibition.

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Hugh Mason, said: “I hope the activities taking place help residents to take some time to come together and remember the millions of people who lost their lives or suffered during these tragic events.

“By remembering atrocities, we resolve to do everything possible to ensure that such evil will never again take place.”

The museum has already attracted a number of visitors for the day with tickets selling out for a talk from El Sadiq ‘Debay’ Mahmoud Manees on his experience of warfare and genocide in Darfur, just one part of a series of free activities taking place.

For more information visit the D-Day Story website at:

Holocaust Memorial Day is a national event held to remember the millions of people who lost their lives or suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and also in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

More information on Holocaust Memorial Day can be found at: