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Sunday, 1 November 2015

University of Leicester will honour holocaust campaigner Sara Elkes

Sara Elkes

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One family's efforts to highlight the horrors of the holocaust will be honoured at the University of Leicester as it pays tribute to campaigner Sara Elkes.

Sara, who lived in the city, died on September 8 this year. She was known to many people in Leicester for her work with the Elkhanan Association for Inter-Community Understanding.

Her inter-faith work camps in Leicester attracted wide attention among Jewish and non-Jewish groups alike.

The University of Leicester's Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is organising two lectures in her memory.

'Dance on the Razor's Edge: Criminality and Law in the Ghettos during the Holocaust' will take place at 6.30pm in Ken Edwards Building Lecture Theatre 3, on November 5. It will discuss an important aspect of the work of the Jewish communities in the Eastern European ghettos under the direct control of the German SS. It will be delivered by Dr Svenja Bethke, a newly appointed member of the history department.

On November 10, Emeritus Professor Aubrey Newman will deliver a lecture in memory of Sara in the same lecture theatre, at 7.30pm on the subject of 'The Elkes Family' and more specifically honouring her father Elkhanan and mother Miriam Elkes as well as her brother Joel.

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