This was our last commemoration before our return in 2012.
The London event was held at St John’s Wood. Called ‘Your memory shines in me’, it focused on the children of Deir Yassin, whose story you can read here. To find out more about the commemoration and how these children were remembered, click on the programme (right).
It was a small, intimate event but Palestinians came, including author and academic Ghada Karmi. Jazz musician and long-term friend of Deir Yassin Remembered Gilad Atzmon was also there, as was political activist and former Roman Catholic priest Bruce Kent.
Although (or perhaps because) it was a small event, it was intensely moving – a feeling best conveyed in a letter sent by an attendee to the commemoration to Deir Yassin Remembered UK Director Paul Eisen. You can read an extract from the letter below: