‘Immigration Detention – then and now.’ Mitzvah Day at NPLS

7 Oct, 2015 | Asylum and Detention, Events, Latest

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Sunday 22 November, 1pm

Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue, 18-24 Oaklands Gate, Northwood, HA6 3AA

The UK is the only country in the whole of Europe that does not have a time limit on how long an individual can be kept in detention. Join us and Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue as we explore the issue of immigration detention in the UK. We will hear personal testimony of those who have been through the current system. We will also hear from Mr Fritz Lustig, a Jewish refugee from Germany who was detained on the Isle of Man during the Second World War.

1.00pm  Welcome from NPLS (Rabbi Aaron Goldstein)

1.05pm  The what and why of immigration detention in the UK (Detention Action)

1.10pm  What is detention like? (Personal Testimony from Freed Voices)

1.20pm  Q and A for Freed Voices

1.35pm  What was detention like for Jews in the 1940s? (Personal Testimony from Mr Fritz Lustig)

1.50pm  The campaign to end indefinite detention and how you can get involved (René Cassin)

1.55pm  Final Q and A

2.00pm Teas and Coffee and continue informal conversations


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