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Yad Vasham Exhibition: ‘No Child’s Play’ – Children in the Holocaust

Holocaust art work Wednesday 2 November 2016

The Andrew Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity is pleased to announce the presence of the “Yad Vasham Exhibition: ‘No Child’s Play’ – Children in the Holocaust” in front of the Main Chapel in the FML Building.

One of the main objectives of this Centre engages in recovering, keeping and communicating memory of peoples. This exhibition captures the experiences of children that radiated joy, hope, creativity and humanity in the midst of unspeakable cruelties. A simple toy, used with care and compassion, becomes more than a mere toy: it is the companion who comforts in times of atrocities, isolation and loneliness. This exhibition offers glimpses into the lives of children who survived the shoa

Friends, representatives of faith communities, local counsellors, an MP and several dignitaries graced the opening of this exhibition on Thursday 27th October. The speakers stressed the importance of such attempts to capture existential memories, however selective they might be. These memories, laden with life histories, emotions and loyalties, remind the utter importance of upholding human life, which is incomparably precious, yet fragile. The speakers remembered many peoples who, due to various wars or internal conflicts, are unable to experience their life in its fullness. May exhibitions, such as this one, underline the significance of humans who should become more humane to one another in our interdependent world.  

All are welcome to visit the exhibition. For more information, you may contact Professor D Jeyaraj (jeyarad@hope.ac.uk), the Director of the Andrew Walls Centre for the Study of African and Asian Christianity at Liverpool Hope University. 

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