This Saturday 27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day.
According to the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust 41% of people believe that a Holocaust could happen in Britain:
"Holocaust Memorial Day is an issue for everyone. The lessons of the Holocaust are of universal relevance and have implications for us all. Holocaust Memorial Day offers an opportunity for people in the UK in the 21st century to reflect upon, consider and discuss how those events still have relevance for all members of today's society."
There are events going on around the East Midlands region and the rest of the UK.
The East Midlands also had the first dedicated Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre in Britain, on the edge of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. See their website for more details.
The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.