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The Gathering The Voices project has gathered and made available online oral and video testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe.
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.
News from Gathering the Voices
Glasgow University has kindly agreed to link their website of Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series with the Gathering the Voices website. Every year these lectures are over-subscribed. The Holocaust Memorial Lecture Series was initiated in 2001 by Professor Bernard Wasserstein and Emeritus Professor Otto Hutter, and has since become a key fixture in the University’s event calendar, attended by a large and diverse audience. This project is sponsored by The Association of Jewish Refugees. This website can be found at: www.gla.ac.uk/events/holocaustmemorial. This year’s lecture will be…
Howard Singerman, one of the founder members of Gathering the Voices, was the keynote speaker at East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire’s 2020 Holocaust Memorial Day event, which this year was commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
On 5th December, and 9th and 26th January I spoke at three separate 55+ communities in Southern Arizona, to a total of over 150 residents ranging in age from 55 to 80, in order to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and introduce the concept and aims of International Holocaust Memorial Day. Audiences were very receptive, interested in the idea of oral databases like Gathering the voices as they felt personal stories of survival were a wonderful…
Today, The 27th January 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, which was liberated by the Red Army.
Auschwitz survivor: ‘There was no life. We were starving’
Judith Rosenberg was 22 when she was put on a cramped train with her Jewish family in the spring of 1944.
Together they were transported from Gyor in their native Hungary to Poland where they were immediately split up.
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Gathering The Voices would not have been possible without the support of the following organisations
Ralph Slater Trust
Glasgow Jewish Community Trust
The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust