Sur­vivor sto­ries on show


HOLO­CAUST SUR­VIVOR sto­ries col­lated through a Scot­tish ini­tia­tive are be­ing ex­hib­ited at Glas­gow Cale­do­nian Univer­sity.

Thirty-seven sur­vivors were in­ter­viewed through the Gath­er­ing the Voices project for the ex­hi­bi­tion, which will be made avail­able to other ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

A project co-or­di­na­tor, Steve An­son, hoped that ex­hi­bi­tion visi­tors would be in­spired “to go on the web­site and lis­ten fur­ther. We’ve had a fair amount of pub­lic­ity and in­ter­est from both the Jewish and non-Jewish com­mu­nity and the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment have made in­quiries. “It’s def­i­nitely tar­geted at the wider Scot­tish com­mu­nity. We not only have sto­ries of the Holo­caust. We also fo­cus on how peo­ple came here and lived their lives in Scot­land. We want to show how the refugees en­riched the coun­try they came to.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is at the univer­sity li­brary un­til Sun­day and 23 tes­ti­monies have to date been put on the web­site.

‘We want to show how the refugees en­riched the coun­try’

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