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Discover the Jewish Museum London’s Exhibition Your Legacy and Me, a creative project exploring the legacy of the Holocaust, created by the Holocaust Educational Trust’s young ambassadors.
Following a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau and hearing first hand testimony from a Holocaust survivor, the young ambassadors were tasked with ensuring the Holocaust is remembered for generations; sharing their experiences and defending the truth of the past.
Inspired by the overlay work at the Jewish Museum London’s recent Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre? exhibition and responding to photographs of Holocaust Survivors Solly Irving, Gerta Vrbova, Jackie Young and Elsa Shamash, the young ambassadors created thoughtful pieces of legacy art that consider the relevance of the Holocaust today.
These pieces were created over a two-day workshop hosted by the Jewish Museum London, Jami, Holocaust Educational Trust and Jackie Young.
Your Legacy & Me Online Exhibition:
Shereen Hunte is a Learning Officer at the Jewish Museum London. As well as teaching school workshops to Primary and Secondary School students, she leads on the museum’s Learning Placements and Black History Programme. For the past two years Shereen has coordinated the museum’s Takeover Exhibitions, working alongside community partners and their young participants to create youth-led exhibitions, including this year’s Your Legacy and Me Project in partnership with the Holocaust Education Trust and Jami.
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Philippa Carr is Jami’s Education Manager where she has the privilege to deliver a ground breaking programme of mental health education. Philippa’s background is as a dramatherapist working in NHS Adult Mental Health Services. She enjoys using her creativity both in her work and her own time, taking part in the Your Legacy and Me project has been a wonderful opportunity to do this. @JamiPeople FB JAMIMentalHealth
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The Holocaust Educational Trust educates young people from every background, across the UK, about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today. One of the Trust’s earliest achievements was ensuring that the Holocaust formed part of the National Curriculum for History. To date, over 41,000 students and teachers have participated in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ground-breaking Lessons from Auschwitz (LFA) Project. This four part project includes hearing the first hand testimony of a Holocaust survivor and visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau. When students return, they become Ambassadors for the Trust, and share what they have learnt with in their colleges and communities.
The Holocaust Educational Trust’s Ambassador Programme. Through this Programme, the Trust is investing in the next generation, providing opportunities for Ambassadors to further their historical knowledge and offering practical advice on how they can encourage others to join them in remembering the Holocaust.
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