How can life go on? was the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2017. The event was marked at the Bristol Holocaust Memorial Day 2017 Civic Commemoration event at City Hall on Friday 27th January 2017.
The aftermath of the Holocaust and of subsequent genocides continues to raise challenging questions for individuals, communities and nations. HMD 2017 asked audiences to think about what happens after genocide and of our own responsibilities in the wake of such a crime. The theme was broad and open ended, there were few known answers.
Author and survivor of the Holocaust Elie Wiesel has said:
‘For the survivor death is not the problem. Death was an everyday occurrence. We learned to live with Death. The problem is to adjust to life, to living. You must teach us about living.’