Lord Provost joins school children to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

24 January 2018

Lord Provost joins school children to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Lord Provost Eva Bolander marks National Holocaust Memorial Day

Glasgow’s Lord Provost Eva Bolander joined pupils from St Roch’s Secondary School on campus to explore an exhibition marking Holocaust Memorial Day.

They were joined by GCU’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Strategy Professor James Miller, the University’s Dr Angela Shapiro and other representatives of the Gathering the Voices project, Interfaith Scotland and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to view Rostov on Don, a powerful exhibition about the 1942 massacre of 27,000 people in the Russian port city by the Nazis. The exhibition is part of a series of events marking Holocaust Memorial Day across Glasgow. The Scottish National Holocaust Memorial event, an evening of reflection and performances organised by Interfaith Scotland, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and Glasgow City Council, is also to be held at GCU.

Lord Provost Eva Bolander said: “The exhibition tells a story. It is so important we remember what happened and that it is not something that happened only in the Second World War – we see the continuation of such crimes. We have to ensure people are aware of that and work to conserve humanity.”

Gathering the Voices, which works in partnership with GCU, features in an exhibition exploring the testimonies of men and women who found sanctuary from Nazi-dominated Europe in Scotland at Glasgow City Chambers until January 26.

The testimonies are being preserved in an online project that can be accessed by everyone and heard online here

The theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is The Power of Words and explores language has been used in the past and how it is used in the present.

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