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The Gathering the Voices exhibition will be visiting the following locations over the coming weeks:
- Carmichael Hall, Giffnock on Monday 28th January for Scotland’s 2019 National Holocaust Memorial Event.
- Paisley Abbey from Tuesday 29th January until Sunday 3rd February inclusive.
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
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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.”
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Recently one of our testimonial contributors to Gathering the Voices Website, Joe Cent was featured in the Daily Record. We have uploaded the article to our website for you to have a read. We hope you enjoy it!
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