Scottish link to this year’s Yom Hashoah

THERE is a Scottish link to this year’s Yom Hashoah event, being held on Wednesday, May 1 (7.30pm) in Giffnock Synagogue.

The main speaker is Matthias Schirmer, a journalist from Berlin who discovered that the house he lives in was a ‘Judenhaus’.

While researching the former residents’ fate he came across a Scottish connection via a testimony on Gathering the Voices, which he will share with the audience.

UJIA has been working with Calderwood Lodge Primary 7 pupils for an art project for the event and, for the first time, the Calderwood choir will be taking part in the commemoration.

The event has been organised by the Glasgow Jewish Representative Council Yom Hashoah committee.

If you have a story or an issue you want us to cover, let us know - in complete confidence - by contacting, 0161-741 2631 or via Facebook / Twitter

Site developed & maintained by
© 2019 Jewish Telegraph