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Exhibition marks the Holocaust

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Holocaust Remembrance Day will be marked with an special exhibition at the Dukes, Lancaster, reflecting the theme of journeys and also some special film events.

This theme has been chosen to show how journeys were often experiences of persecution and terror for so many people who suffered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution and in the subsequent genocides.

From January 7-27, Kurt Schwitters – his journey and life in the Lake District is an exhibition about the artist, poet, composer and author whose journey eventually led him from Germany to Cumbria.

Schwitters left Germany for Norway in the early years of Nazi rule.

When he reached England, he was interned on the Isle of Man as an enemy alien and eventually settled in the Lake District.

He worked mainly in a barn at Elterwater until his death in 1948, just the day after he had been granted British citizenship.

The exhibition will mostly feature prints from this last period as well as information and images from other times in Schwitters life including his internment.

The exhibition will also see regular screenings of Living Through The Holocaust, about the Hungarian childhood of Lancaster academic and potter the story of Stephen Breuer.

 

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