Glasgow is preparing this week to host Scotland’s first Dark Tourism conference at the city’s Caledonian University, exploring the issues around visiting locations where horrific atrocities such as genocide have occurred. Running from 28 June to 1 July, the gathering will address how best to approach visits to dark tourism sites related to the Holocaust […]
This project has gathered and made available online oral testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe. Some came on the Kindertransport, others survived concentration camps.
Many made remarkable journeys to get to safety in Scotland.
There is much for you to see and hear on this site.
Listen to the voices of the survivors – their accents will tell you a lot about their journeys. There are Scottish accents, continental lilts and sometimes a mixture of both.
All the interviewees spoke about the terrible events that brought them to Scotland.