Journeys from the Holocaust
Poems by Holocaust survivors in Manchester are being displayed at Piccadilly Station to mark Holocaust Memorial Day (27th January 2009).
Artist Lois Blackburn and poet Philip Davenport from the arthur+martha arts organisation have been working with older Jewish people at The Morris Feinmann Home in Didsbury, many of whom are survivors of the Holocaust.
Louis wrote about his memories
What they've produced are a number of poetic fragments from accounts of their journeys that will be shown on the giant electronic display board at Piccadilly Station.
The Holocaust has often been linked to trains: millions of people, particularly Jews, were taken to concentration camps by train before being killed in the notorious Nazi Final Solution during the Second World War.
The poems will be shown as a series of short animations with 4 or 5 frames, each with poignant reflections on one of the darkest chapters in the history of mankind eg.
First they throw you out of your job