On Sunday 5th March at the National Holocaust Centre and Museum, author, presenter and clothes historian Lucy Adlington will be talking about her best-selling book The Dressmakers of Auschwitz.
This fascinating talk will take place at 1.00pm to 2.30pm. Lucy will be talking about her book, her research and the ways in which friendship and resilience triumph even in the darkest of places.
The Dressmakers of Auschwitz is the extraordinary true story of Jewish prisoners who sewed for the camp commandant’s wife in an elite fashion salon.
Tickets can be booked at www.holocaust.org.uk/whats-on.
The following Sunday – 12th March – will see the ‘White Roses’ event at the Centre. The event starts at 1.00pm.
Professional poet Amina Atiq will read her poem White Roses and Holocaust survivor Simon Winston will give his response to this beautiful piece of work. Fellow survivor Ruth Schwiening will then join Simon, each taking to the stage to listen to the creative writing that they inspired and interact with the authors.
Ruth will also discuss her artwork in broken glass inspired by White Roses.
Staff at the Centre are thrilled to be joined by the cast of Broken Instruments, who will be performing ‘Six Million White Roses’ – the beautiful, original song that they have composed inspired by the Centre’s memorial gardens.
Throughout the day there will be the opportunity to visit the digital installation which houses stories written by professional writers including Michel Rosen and Amina. The installation is inspired by people, places and events across the UK relating to the events of WWII and the Holocaust as part of a Second World War and Holocaust Partnership with the Imperial War Museum.
What happens when we hear these stories? What happens when people aren’t here to tell their stories? How will we listen, and to whom?
The National Holocaust Centre and Museum is at Acre Edge Road, Laxton NG22 0PA. It is open from 10.00am to 4.30pm and, in addition to the events above, there are museum exhibitions and memorial gardens to explore. For more information contact 01623 836627 or visit www.holocaust.org.uk.