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Talk: Portraits for Posterity - Honouring the Holocaust Survivors in Haringey

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Talk: Portraits for Posterity - Honouring the Holocaust Survivors in Haringey

Time: January 25, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Bruce Castle Museum
Street: Lordship Lane
City/Town: Tottenham
Website or Map: http://haringey.gov.uk/brucec…
Phone: 020 8808 8772
Event Type: talk, holocaust, memorial, day, local, history, portraits
Event Added By: Deborah Hedgecock
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2017

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An evening talk marking Holocaust Memorial Day led by Jan Marsh, historian and author, as she shares the poignant stories behind the faces of survivors of the Holocaust who made their home in Haringey. This talk accompanies a special photographic exhibition of the same name at Bruce Castle Museum - 'Portraits for Posterity' (external link), by photographer Matt Writtle, in association with Jan Marsh and Jacki Reason.

Jan will be joined on the evening by Haringey resident John Hajdu (external link), who will tell his own very moving story of his early life in Hungary during World War Two under the Nazi regime, and his subsequent experiences after the Holocaust as a refugee in post-WW2 Europe. 
 
Each face tells their own story - ones that should never be forgotten. The exhibition Portraits for Posterity provides a permanent memorial that also commemorates the millions who perished without portraits.

Doors open at 7pm. Refreshments available. Kindly supported by the Friends of Bruce Castle.

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