International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

International Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

A joint initiative of Christian Friends of Israel (Essex) and Tikvah Chadasha Synagogue (Shenfield & Brentwood) supported by

Brentwood Borough Council

You are invited to

“ No Child’s Play”

An exhibition portraying the lives endured by children during the Holocaust, a production of Museums Division, Yad Vashem – the

World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

Thursday 25th January 9:30 – 4:00 pm, Friday 26th January 9:30 – 4 pm and Saturday 27th January 10:30 – 1 pm at Brentwood Theatre

With an opportunity to hear, on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th from 11 am – 12, German Jewish Refugee, Herman Rothman in conversation about his remarkable life. Arriving in Britain in 1939 Herman eventually served in the Intelligence Corps of HM Forces, later interrogating high-ranking Nazi War Criminals, being instrumental in discovering Hitler’s Will & establishing information about the Führer’s death. His book, “Hitler’s Will” will be available.

To hear him (during which there will be no active viewing of the Exhibition) arrival is recommended between 10.40 & 10.55 as regretfully, it will not be possible for later arrivals to enter after the interview has commenced. Therefore to secure your place please register any group larger than 6 by contacting Moira Dare-Edwards on 01277 213243 or email:

Meeting of Commemoration

At 6:30 pm on Saturday 27th January in The Main Hall of Brentwood County High School, Seven Arches Road,

Shenfield Common, Brentwood CM14 4JF


Guest Speaker – Ruth Barnett

Ruth was born in Berlin, Germany and arrived in England in 1939 aged 4 on the Kindertransport. Her Jewish father escaped to Shanghai whilst her Gentile mother, having taken part in the only mass public demonstration by Germans in the Third Reich against deportation of Jews, went into hiding until 1945. Ruth, eventually becoming a Secondary schoolteacher, then a psychotherapist, having converted to Judaism, marring her Jewish boyfriend & having a family, will be telling her personal story. Her books will be available for purchase, including “Person of No Nationality” portraying the struggles of a displaced person searching for her identity.


Followed by:

The Act of Commemoration

For the six million victims of the Nazi Holocaust


Free admission to all events but donations are welcome. A freewill offering will follow the evening meeting

Bookstalls ~ information stalls ~ Refreshment after Saturday meeting