Kindertransports exhibition in Clifton Library

Clifton Library will be hosting a Kindertransports exhibition in the new entrance from Tuesday 7 – 14 March.

Clifton Library will be hosting a Kindertransports exhibition in the new entrance from Tuesday 7 – 14 March.

The Exhibition has been put together using research undertaken by Amy Williams, who describes it as the following:

"This exhibition was created with the help of the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Journeys to Justice, Midlands3Cities / AHRC, and Nottingham Trent University. While on placement at the National Holocaust Centre, I was able to look through their archives and collections as well as having the privilege to interview survivors who speak at the Centre. Through one of the Centre’s pieces of work entitled “Strengthening Our Collections”, I was able to discover more about survivors’ objects and documents and the memories that they hold.

"This, along with the growing need to document survivors’ memories inspired us to create this exhibition, because survivor stories reveal that memory of the Kindertransports is not uniform and many of the host nations have adopted memories of the Kinder into their national narratives. Likewise, stories about injustice are still relevant today as Journeys to Justice highlights through its work, work which aims to inspire and empower people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights’ movements".

A recent digital exhibition created by Nottingham Trent University for The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, “Legacies of the Holocaust”, discusses the international, national, and regional aspects of the Kindertransports, and how they have been remembered in Britain. The current exhibition is in part based on “Legacies” and was funded by Midlands3Cities/ AHRC. The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and Irene Buxton also permitted us to use images from their collections.

Exhibition researched and written by Amy Williams (2017).

Kindertransports exhibition in Clifton Library

Published on 3 March 2017
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