Shoah Exhibition at Auckland University

June 14, 2013 by  
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The Shadows of Shoah Exhibition was opened recently at Auckland University of Technology by Auckland Mayor Len Brown.



MC for the event was David Robinson, Honorary Consul for Israel. Among those who addressed the meeting were AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack, Sam Gurtman, NZ President of Australasian Union of Jewish Students, Mrs Ruth Filler, and Perry Trotter, founder of Shadows of Shoah.

The Shadows of Shoah Exhibition was launched by the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, in January 2013 at an invitation-only event. The staging at AUT is the exhibition’s first public showing.

Using photography and original music, selected episodes from Holocaust survivors’ experiences are presented in a brief and compelling format to reach a generation for whom the Holocaust often holds little relevance.

“Antisemitism is a truly ancient hatred and the Holocaust was merely its greatest manifestation. To consider the Shoah some kind of historical anomaly is a grave mistake and a misreading of history,” said Trotter during the opening event. “Too easily it is forgotten that 1942 did not happen apart from 1932; that the events of the 1940s happened only in continuity with the events of the 1930s. For a number of our friends who survived the Holocaust, present events seem all too familiar.”

The Shadows of Shoah Exhibition is open to the public 10am-6pm and will be at AUT till 28 June.

Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG), AUT, Cnr Mayoral Drive and Governor Fitzroy Plaza, Auckland

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