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‘Remembering the Holocaust’ exhibition set to open in Ballymoney Museum

‘Remembering the Holocaust’ exhibition set to open in Ballymoney Museum

Tue, December 19, 2017

An exhibition which explores the history and legacy of the Holocaust opens in Ballymoney Museum in January.

‘Remembering the Holocaust’ features an array of items which offer important insights into narratives from World War II and beyond.  It includes pieces from Millisle Farm in County Down, a site of Jewish Refugee resettlement from 1938 to 1948, along with original textile artworks, memorabilia, photos and books from the international Conflict Textiles collection.

Local connections are also explored through the story of the Coleraine Battery, who served in Egypt, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and other areas from 1939 to 1945. The Battery was given security duties at several concentration camps which housed Jews, Russian Prisoners Of War and other victims of Nazi persecution. Here, these local men witnessed first-hand the devastation and horror of the Holocaust.

Alongside the exhibition, Ballymoney Museum will host a book launch to celebrate the publication of Anne: An imagining of the life of Anne Frank by Marjorie Agosín, illustrated by Francisca Yáñez on Thursday 25th January at 7pm.This free event is open to all and will include a book reading, poem recitation, refreshments and more alongside special guests Lesley and Robert Gray publishers and textile artist Heidi Drahota.

The exhibition, which runs from January 8th - 27th, is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s 2018 Holocaust Memorial Day programme.

Admission is free and opening hours are Monday – Thursday & Saturday 9am-5pm & Friday 9am-4.30pm.

For further information, please contact Ballymoney Museum on 028 2766 0230 or email cms@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk

A wall hanging by Heidi Drahota entitled ‘Never Again’. Heidi will be one of the special guests at a book launch in Ballymoney Museum on January 25th.