Scots Shoah memorial book on display

By Stephanie Brickman, July 16, 2009

Scotland’s first Holocaust Memorial Book has been put on permanent display in the vestibule of Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation’s synagogue. A kiddush marking the event was held by the Association of Jewish Refugees, which created the book.

The leather-bound volume contains the names and some photographs of several hundred people who perished in the Holocaust, all relatives of Scottish Jewish residents.

AJR member Irene Mason, who has seven of her relatives listed, said that preparing the book had been an emotional experience.

“AJR does a wonderful job in bringing people together from even the remotest places in Scotland and even people who have no contact with the Jewish community. It’s so important that those who perished will be remembered.” The entries were compiled by Mrs Mason and Agnes Isaacs.

Another copy of the book will be displayed in Glasgow and there are similar books in Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Last updated: 11:26am, July 16 2009