Auschwitz survivor: ‘There was no life. We were starving’
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Scotland’s last Holocaust survivor has recalled the horror of Auschwitz as the 75th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation is marked.
Judith Rosenberg was 22 when she was put on a cramped train with her Jewish family in the spring of 1944.
Together they were transported from Gyor in their native Hungary to Poland where they were immediately split up.
Gathering the Voices has presented/exhibited at over 90 locations since we commenced this Refugee and Holocaust Testimony project in 2012.
We have presented to over 11,000 Scottish pupils and to over 2,000 teachers, lecturers, students and adults. In addition, over 20,000 pupils and 22,000 adults have viewed our unique exhibition.
Presentation venues have included Aberdeen, Dundee, Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Irvine, the Scottish Parliament, Hull, Wiener Library in London, Landshut in Bavaria, Germany, Nice, France and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Gathering the Voices Exhibition has also been featured at Scotland’s Holocaust Memorial Day Events over 4 times and received favourable and encouraging press reviews.
Her Majesty the Queen has graciously approved the following award for Ingrid Wuga
MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (BEM)
Read Ingrid Testimonials on gathering the voices and find out what life was like before the war, during and settling into Scotland.
The Gathering the Voices exhibition will be visiting various venues in the future.
We are really looking forward to speaking to those who attend.
For information on the exhibition, please visit: https://new.gatheringthevoices.com/mobile-exhibition/
Staff and students are warmly invited to an event at GCU to mark National Holocaust Day 2019, hosted by the GCU branch of the UCU (University and Colleges Union).
Dr Angela Shapiro, GCU Honorary Fellow and UCU supporter, will deliver an engaging talk on the theme ‘Torn from home’. The session will encourage us to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. This includes reflections on those impacted by the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides including Cambodia, Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda, and most recently in Myanmar. It will also encourage us to reflect on the lived experiences of refugees and asylum seekers from around the world who are forced to flee their homes to seek safety and rebuild their lives in Glasgow and elsewhere. Dr Shapiro is a member of the ‘Gathering the Voices Association’, and will also provide an overview of the project’s work and the contributions made by GCU students.
Time: MONDAY, 28 JANUARY 2019, 13:00 – 14:00
Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow G4 0BA