Designs wanted for special Holocaust anthology

Young people are being asked to design a front cover for a special anthology to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

All 63 poems entered into a competition for the city’s 2019 commemorations will be placed in the published collection, which will be presented to schools and libraries and Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

This year’s event on Friday 25 January marked the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, with the theme ‘Torn from Home’, which is common to all genocides and persecutions.

Three poems written by young and old were chosen to feature in the service at the Town Hall.

Liverpool City Council’s lead on Holocaust Memorial Day, Councillor Jeremy Wolfson, a member of the city’s Jewish community, said: “We had many powerful and emotive entries for the poetry competition but we could only choose three winners.

“The anthology is a chance for us to permanently record all of the entries, and it deserves a special cover, which we want young people to design.”

All entries should be submitted to Jeff Dunn either by post c/o Liverpool Town Hall, High Street, Liverpool L2 3SW or by email to jeff.dunn@si.liverpool.gov.uk by Friday 1st March 2019.

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