Welcome to The Gathering The Voices Website
Explore the stories people have told of how they escaped Nazi persecution and reached ScotlandSee Testimonies
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
On Sunday 26th April, Holocaust survivor Bob MacKenzie participated in a live phonecall interview on Facebook Live with Laura Pasternak, a Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador for Scotland.
Queens Cross and Glasgow Caledonian University have joined up to host a new series of free talks where people can learn and debate with experts about important subjects in local community venues.
Find out more by attending Food for thought, Thursday 27th February, Windsor Community Hall.
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…
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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