Sunday, January 30, 2011

Holocaust Remembered in Bermondsey and Lewisham

Bermondsey bookshop Woolfson and Tay is hosting Living Imprint's Surviving History, an excellent exhibition on the Holocaust in Vilnius, Lithuania. It features a series of panels dedicated to survivors of a period in which ninety-five percent of the 240,000-strong pre-war Jewish population of Lithuania was annihilated, with text, photographs, and 'memory boxes' put together by artists.

The exhibition also features a series of Susan Weinberg's paintings inspired by a visit to Lithuania. I Was Here (below) was prompted by graffiti on the cell walls at the Ninth Fort located outside of Kaunas, Lithuania - a place where 50,000 Jews were murdered.

The exhibition is on until February 20th in the bookshop/gallery/cafe in Bermondsey Square, SE1

On Holocaust Memorial Day last week (27 January), Rabbi Dr Amit of Catford and Bromley Synagogue lit a candle in Lewisham Council Chamber in Catford to remember all those who lost their live in the Holocaust and other genocides.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, many thanks for your comments on the exhibition. We're really glad you found it inspiring. Best wishes, Fran / Woolfson & Tay

bob said...

See also Michael Harris' guest post on John Hamilton at Holocaust Memorial Day.