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Finding My Roots

Have you ever wondered about your family heritage? While growing up in a Jewish family in the non-Jewish community of Chester, I was always conscious of being the descendant of immigrants from Eastern Europe. But … Keep reading

Sisterhood and Survival

To honour International Women’s Day, we want to share the story of sisters, Ibi and Judith. During the Holocaust the challenges facing men and women were unique to their genders. Although both men and women … Keep reading

Scarves Throughout History

Do you have a favourite piece of clothing? For Holocaust survivor, Trude Silman, one particular scarf has immense value to her – it was not even her scarf, but her mother’s scarf that she found … Keep reading

Love out of the Darkness

Boy meets girl. They fall in love, they marry, have a family and live happily ever after. The age-old fairy-tale, but what happens when that initial meeting is only made possible because of unimaginable horror? … Keep reading

A Christmas Chat with Martin Kapel

University of Huddersfield History student Beth Purslow writes about Martin’s childhood experiences at Christmas, and what they can show us about our own difficult year. The past year has been difficult and challenging for a … Keep reading

The Women of ‘Through Our Eyes’

Our exhibition ‘Through Our Eyes’ features the stories of nine extraordinary women who survived the Holocaust or came to the UK as Holocaust child refugees. Iby Knill BEM Iby grew up in Bratislava, then in … Keep reading