Is the Holocaust Relevant Today? – The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

Sunday 14th July

12noon -1.30pm
Buttermarket Shopping Centre
Free

Ruth Barnett, daughter of an up-and-coming young judge and the director of a cinema advertising business, had her life turned upside down when the Nazis came to power.

In 1939, aged 4, she was taken to England on the Kindertransport, escaping certain death. For the past decade she has worked ceaselessly as an activist, speaker and writer.

Now, with the resurgence of a far right in Europe, she is part of the Never Again Ever project, which aims to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of Holocaust, but with the intention of stressing that the mentality which brought such genocide about has not vanished into the past.

Ruth tells the story of her life, how she dealt with the traumas of her childhood and transformed those experiences to become an activist fighting for the rights of others.