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    'Lock for trunk: Italy to Argentina post World War II', used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic. (Photo: Lydia Cole)

    'Lock for trunk: Italy to Argentina post World War II', used by Eva Herzfeld & Vinko Bacic. (Photo: Lydia Cole)

     

    Exhibition and associated activities:Light during the darkness: Remembering the Holocaust
    Description: Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers the theme of “Be the light in the darkness” to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. This encourages audiences to reflect on the darkness of the Holocaust and the ways individuals and communities resisted and continue to challenge the darkness of genocide and shine a light on situations where people are persecuted.

    This exhibition “Light during the darkness: Remembering the Holocaust” features an array of objects including textile artworks, memorabilia, photos and items from the Conflict Textiles collection and other contributors.
    Each weekday, from Monday 18 January - Monday 1 February, an exhibition item was featured on the Linen Hall Library online platforms, with details of its history. This video (2.12 minutes) is a compilation of the exhibition images.

    An online event, marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2021,takes place on 27th January, 2-3.30pm (GMT). This event will feature inputs from a transnational panel of contributors on Holocaust-related family memorabilia; an heirloom / memorabilia which has shone a light into the darkness. A short film Light during the darkness: Remembering the Holocaust (14 minutes), shares stories on the exhibition textiles and memorabilia and introduces the event contributors.

    This short film Light during the darkness: Remembering the Holocaust’ Part 2: Online Event (14 minutes), is an edited version of the zoom event on the day. It focuses on the five contributors narratives to the online event.

    Roberta Bacic, Conflict Textiles Curator, reflecting on the event, notes that: “In times of darkness, some bright light always squeezes through. So do memories. As we mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, we value our contributors from three different continents who will bring to life people and memorabilia that bear witness to those who suffered in different ways and/or resisted the Nazi regime”.

    Web links:
    Linen Hall Library
    Holocaust Memorial Day: 27th January 2021
    Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 theme: Be the light in the darkness
    Commissioned by: Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Date(s): 18th January 2021 - 1st February 2021
    Venue: Linen Hall Library, Belfast, Northern Ireland
    17 Donegall Square North, Belfast, Northern Ireland. BT1 5GB
    Curator: Roberta Bacic, assisted by Breege Doherty
    Facilitator: Jason Burke, Arts and Cultural Programmer & Rachel Wetherall - Digital creator/PR
    Outcome: Northern Ireland's Linen Hall Library partnered with Conflict Textiles to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. An online exhibition was produced and posted on the organisations' social media channels achieving a potential viewership in the tens of thousands. In addition, an online event was organised featuring a transnational panel of contributors relaying personal stories about Holocaust-related family memorabilia; this attracted a worldwide audience of around 100. Also produced were three videos highlighting the items from the exhibition and the contributors from the online event. This successful collaboration enhanced an already established bond between the two organisations and anticipated future shared projects.




    Documents: • Textile and memorabilia list: Jan 2021 - view
    • Book cover 'Anne Frank', M. Agosín (English) - view
    • Book cover 'Ana Frank', M. Agosín (español) - view
    • Anne Frank: Timeline of events - view
    • Anne Frank illustrations by Francisca Yañez - view
    • Persecuted groups: 1933-1945 - view
    • Invite: Holocaust Memorial Day event, 27 Jan - view
    • Press release : Holocaust Memorial Day event - view
    • Publicity "Irish News", 19th January, 2021 - view
    • Publicity "Ulster Tatler", 10th February 2021 - view