Holocaust stories told
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.