Holocaust Memorial Day

detail of tablecloth embroidered with names and a Star of David
26 Jan 2014
throughout the afternoon
Suitable for:
adults, all visitors
Free drop-in event, no need to book

Journeys - remembering Jewish victims of the Holocaust

The Museum of Liverpool remembers victims of the Holocaust with a special afternoon of events, including:

Spotlight talk - commemorative tablecloth

1pm in the Atrium

A short talk by Curator of Social and Community History, Kay Jones, about a special tablecloth which was presented to the Museum of Liverpool by the Association of Jewish Refugees, Merseyside (AJR) in 2012. The tablecloth features the embroidered names of those AJR members living in the Merseyside area. Dr Sylvia Jayson, widow of the late Professor Gerald Jayson - who came to the UK on the Kindertransport - embroidered the names. Professor Jayson’s family in Berlin sadly did not survive. The tablecloth is on display for the first time.

Following the talk, there will be live music in the Atrium

Holocaust Memorial event

2pm in Education Area 3 on the first floor

A joint event with the Liverpool branch of AJR. Featuring personal experience by Jewish survivors - including their ‘Journeys’ as unaccompanied children escaping Nazi persecution on the Kindertransport. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, chaired by Eric Cohen.

Older children and adults are welcome to all events

Liverpool Jewish Community trail

Take a tour around the Museum of Liverpool, exploring the city’s Jewish community history on display. This new self-led trail is available free from the welcome desk, or you can download the Liverpool Jewish community trail (pdf).

Highlights of the trail – a tour

11:30am and 3:30pm, meet in the Atrium

Take a short guided tour, exploring the Jewish Community trail across the museum, with Curator of Social and Community History, Kay Jones.

This event has been organised in partnership with the Liverpool branch of the Association of Jewish Refugees. For further information on the Liverpool AJR group contact Susanne Green