Holocaust museum launches new programme

The variety of events offers something for all ages


The Holocaust Centre North is launching a programme of Sunday events, including some for children (Photo: Juile Najim)

A leading Holocaust museum is launching a new programme of Sunday events, aimed at educating all ages – including children – about the Holocaust.

The Holocaust Centre North, based at the University of Huddersfield, tells the story of 120 survivors and refugees who rebuilt their lives in the north of England after escaping or surviving Nazi persecution.

This new and largely free programme of weekly events includes talks, workshops, story-telling and interactive activities to engage visitors with the centre’s collections and themes, including survival, persecution, migration and hope.

Hannah Randall, head of learning at Holocaust Centre North, said: “Our Sunday events give new audiences the chance to engage with our work, who normally may not be able to due to their work or family commitments.

“Sundays also give us the space to offer programming outside our usual offer to bring history to life through hands-on activities, talks and creative programming.”

The launch event is aimed at history lovers, who are invited to join the centre’s learning team for activities that will test skills and knowledge.

Other upcoming activities include creating a zine (a hand-made publication) of a visit to the centre and a talk from a third-generation descendant of a Holocaust survivor about the lasting effects of the Holocaust and storyteller Ruth Steinberg’s acclaimed performance of A Flower is not a rat.

Holocaust Centre North was founded in the mid-90s by survivors and refugees of the Holocaust in Leeds, with the aim of providing friendship and community support. It has had a permanent home on the University of Huddersfield campus since 2018.

For full details of events, click here.

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