Holo­caust sto­ries told


Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The tes­ti­monies of Holo­caust sur­vivors are be­ing shown in an ex­hi­bi­tion aim­ing to reach a new gen­er­a­tion.

Shad­ows of Shoah is the work of Auck­land pho­tog­ra­pher and com­poser Perry Trot­ter.

The ex­hi­bi­tion’s pho­tog­ra­phy, three-minute ex­cerpts from in­ter­views with sur­vivors and original mu­sic aim to com­mu­ni­cate the sig­nif­i­cance of the Holo­caust in a unique way, Mr Trot­ter says.

It was opened by mayor Len Brown on June 11.

The pro­ject first be­gan after Mr Trot­ter and his wife Sheree in­ter­viewed and pho­tographed seven Holo­caust sur­vivors in Is­rael in 2008.

They then pho­tographed a fur­ther 19 sur­vivors in Aus­tralia and a small num­ber in New Zealand.

‘‘We hope it will move peo­ple,’’ Mr Trot­ter says.

‘‘Un­for­tu­nately an­tisemitism lives on and so we hope to reach a new gen­er­a­tion who may not ap­pre­ci­ate the rel­e­vance or sig­nif­i­cance of the Holo­caust,’’ he says.

Mr Trot­ter says the pro­ject will con­tinue as long as there are sur­vivors liv­ing.

The free ex­hi­bi­tion is open from 10am to 6pm un­til June 28 at AUT Univer­sity, Sir Paul Reeves Build­ing, cor­ner of May­oral Drive and Gover­nor Fitzroy Place.

School vis­its can be made un­til this Fri­day.


Not for­got­ten: The ex­hi­bi­tion Shad­ows of Shoah is bringing the ex­pe­ri­ences of those who lived through the Holo­caust to a new gen­er­a­tion.

Go to auck­land­c­i­ty­har bournews.co.nz and click Lat­est Edi­tion to watch an in­ter­view with a sur­vivor.

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