Howard Singerman is speaking at the East Renfrewshire Holocaust Memorial event on the 28th January 2020
ANGELA SHAPIRO WILL BE INTERVIEWED BY DOVE TALES AT THE
MILL ON THE FLEET, GATEHOUSE OF FLEET
AT 3PM ON FRIDAY
3RD MAY 2019
On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Dove Tales will be looking at the effects of the Holocaust and how it shaped the lives of those who went through it as a part of the Big Lit festival.
Journalist/writer Jean Rafferty interviews Angela Shapiro of The Gathering the Voices project.
Angela will talk about her mother-in-law, Gretl Shapiro, who came to Britain on one of the Kindertransports and went on to become a noted potter.
The Gathering the Voices exhibition will be visiting various venues in the future.
We are really looking forward to speaking to those who attend.
For information on the exhibition, please visit: https://www.gatheringthevoices.com/mobile-exhibition/
Staff and students are warmly invited to an event at GCU to mark National Holocaust Day 2019, hosted by the GCU branch of the UCU (University and Colleges Union).
Dr Angela Shapiro, GCU Honorary Fellow and UCU supporter, will deliver an engaging talk on the theme ‘Torn from home’. The session will encourage us to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. This includes reflections on those impacted by the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda, and most recently in Myanmar. It will also encourage us to reflect on the lived experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from around the world who are forced to flee their homes to seek safety and rebuild their lives in Glasgow and elsewhere. Dr Shapiro is a member of the ‘Gathering the Voices Association’, and will also provide an overview of the project’s work and the contributions made by GCU students.
Time: MONDAY, 28 JANUARY 2019, 13:00 – 14:00
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow G4 0BA
A unique exhibition which keeps alive the stories of Holocaust survivors is coming to North Ayrshire early in the New Year.
Gathering the Voices features more than 40 moving stories from men, women and children who were forced to flee their native homes and seek sanctuary in Scotland to escape anti-semitism in Nazi-dominated Europe.
The exhibition will be hosted in the Burns Suite of Irvine Townhouse from January 7.
Cabinet member for Communities, Councillor Louise McPhater, said: “With each passing year, the number of Holocaust survivors who are still with us gets fewer and fewer.
“We must do everything we can to ensure that their voices and their experiences aren’t forgotten and that’s why this exhibition is so important.
“It’s a necessary reminder that we must never forget the horrors of the Holocaust so we can prevent it ever happening again.”
Gathering the Voices allows the survivors to speak first-hand about their experience of fleeing mainland Europe for safe haven in Scotland.
Although tragic, the stories are inspirational, allowing the positivity and determination of survivors to shine through. The interviewees speak about the terrible events that they experienced, but did not want to be remembered as victims but as people who made a new life for themselves in a new country, with new careers and new friends.
Their message is that anyone can fit in and make a success of their life.
Gathering the Voices will run at the Townhouse from Monday, 7 January, until Friday, 18 January, and the opening hours are 9.00 – 4.30pm
Issued by: John HutchesoEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01294 324121
Date: 19 December 2018
An exhibition of testimonies from men and women who fled to Scotland from Nazi-occupied Europe has gone on display at the University of Dundee.
The Gathering The Voices exhibition features more than 40 moving stories of refugees from Second World War Europe, and was on display at the university’s Chaplaincy Centre
Rev Michael Allardice (pictured), honorary university chaplain, said: “We warmly welcome everyone interested to go and experience the first-hand accounts of people who fled their homes and re-established their lives in Scotland.”
Copy of newspaper is below.