The Power of Words: poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

Our e-pamphlet for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 is now available to download for free below.

Nineteen poems, all from poets within Northern Ireland, help mark the event, which occurs worldwide on 27th January, the day for everyone to remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, and the millions of people killed in Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. 27 January marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

The Power of Words is the theme for HMD2018, focusing on how words can make a difference. Special thanks to Amy Rafferty, Lecturer of A Level Religious Studies and Sociology at South Eastern Regional College, Bangor, for facilitating pieces from her students, helping us showcase bright, young, promising writing talent for the future.

Download The Power of Words (PDF)

The full list of poems:

Amy Louise Wyatt : Go back to zero
Ruby Price : Lewis
Glen Wilson : Shofar
Jordan McAnally : Survivor
Iain Campbell : Someone Crossing Bernauer Strasse
Hannah Woods : Verbrennung
Gifford Savage: Darkness Revealed
Jack Guy : words to describe a genocide
Gerry McCullough: On Visiting the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem
Georgia Liddle : Unspoken Words
Patricia Devlin-Hill : Migrant Voices
Abigail Willis : Our Führer was a liar
Patricia Bennett : The Tech. Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim (1973)
Matthew Lee : They’d never forget
Azeem Lateef : We are the children of immigrants
Letitia Kovacova : Human
Noelle Robinson : Sticks and Stones
Anne McMaster : Alla: the lost boy
Zoe McGrath : Holocaust

Editor: Colin Dardis

1 Comment

  1. Tamara Miles

    I’m settling in to read these important works now, and sharing on social media. Thank you for putting this together.


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