Stories from the Holocaust event

Stories from the Holocaust event on 11th February 2020 in the Arran Library

The generation who lived through the Holocaust is fast disappearing, but it is essential to keep alive the memory of what happened. As George Santayana said (and Churchill misquoted), “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.” (The Life of Reason: Five Volumes in One, 1905).

In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, we invite you to join us for a very special presentation on Tuesday, 11 February at 7PM, Brodick Library.

With support from Interfaith Scotland and The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC), we will present a short program of stories and discussion. We’ll show a BBC feature about the recovery of the diary kept by Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Polish girl whose beautifully written and intensely observational diary documented her life in the ghetto. When she was sent to Auschwitz, her diary remained hidden for 66 years. We’ll follow with stories from Yad Vashem about the Righteous who risked their own lives to save Jews during the Holocaust, and the stories that continue to emerge, including those from our own families. We invite you to join us for further discussion over refreshments (including homemade bagels, of course!).

Admission is free but space is limited and filling quickly. If you can join us, please send email to

We hope to see you for an evening that will spark discussion from all.