Exhibition to raise Holocaust awareness

 

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Tony Concepcion, is to view and officially launch a special exhibition being held to raise awareness of the Holocaust.

The exhibition is being staged by Fathers House, a Christian congregation based in Deeside, who have been exhibiting in shopping centres and taking out questionnaires to shoppers to ask about their recollection and understanding of Holocaust.

This year the exhibition is being staged at Liverpool Town Hall (based in the Hall of Remembrance) between Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 January 2016 (from 10am to 4.00pm). The Lord Mayor will visit at 11am on Tuesday 26th January.

The Pastor of Fathers House, Pastor Mike Fryer said that the questionnaires have revealed that many of those surveyed by his team had little or no knowledge of Holocaust. He said: “Before the early 1990’s Holocaust was not a subject schools taught to their students and therefore, there are those in our society who don’t really understand the suffering of those six million Jews who were murdered during the years of the Second World War.”

Councillor Jeremy Wolfson said: “This exhibition gives an opportunity for us to reflect on the Holocaust and raise awareness not only of what happened but to try and ensure that the attitudes which led to it are not repeated. We are very pleased that the Lord Mayor will be visiting it and would like to thank him for finding the time in his busy schedule to do so.”

Pictured are guests at last year’s exhibition held at the Quaker Meeting House.