Library Plaza, 170 George St
Friday 6th March – Sunday 12th April 2015
For four weeks in Term 1 this year visitors had the opportunity to visit an exhibition and participate in a program that demonstrates the importance of standing up to bullying and prejudice whenever it occurs through stories of survivors and rescuers from the Holocaust. Visitors had the unique opportunity to meet with a survivor and listen firsthand to their story of rescue, and how the acts of courageous individuals made a difference and enabled them to survive.
Free programs for community and adult groups ran weekly on and members of the public were invited to peruse the exhibition space any time during library opening hours.
LAUNCHED AT OUR LIVERPOOL EXHIBITION
C2C’S ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING INITATIVES
THE LIVING BOOK PROJECT
As a ‘living book’, library patrons are invited to ‘borrow’ the time of a Holocaust survivor, in Courage to Care’s new initiative, The Living Book Project. For 30 minute intervals, visitors will get to enjoy an intimate one-on-one experience where history comes to life.
A librarian will present patrons with a blurb of the Survivor’s life story and their subsequent chapter list. The ‘borrower’ is invited to choose up to three of these chapters to listen to during their session with the ‘Living Book’. This is a rare opportunity for patrons to hear a Holocaust survivor’s personal story and for ‘borrowers’ to be able to select the aspects of the living historian’s journey which interest or resonate most with them. Gain a better understanding of the hardships and hopes of these inspirational individuals.
Children are invited to tuck inside C2C’s book nook, where surrounded by walls of books, a prominent author will share both a book reading and a Q&A or workshop with everyone. Over the course of one hour, you will get to hear one of these fabulous stories:
Peggy Walhaus describes the Elps of the Airport. Let Peggy take your kids on a journey to discover if a little Elpboy who stutters can summon all his courage to bring freedom and happiness to the Elpfolk. It’s a story of bravery, community and friendship.
Annette Guerry and Susanne Gervay share with you Jack’s school experience. Jack likes going to school. He enjoys learning. George Hamel calls Jack ‘bum head’ though. And so all the kids call Jack ‘bum head’. Jack’s in BIG trouble…school is getting dangerous. Nobody seems to want to listen. Until one day.
Moya Simons enlightens youth about Rachel. Rachel is German and Jewish, and living in Leipzig, Germany. Life is good and revolves around Sabbath meals shared with her happy family. With the outbreak of World War II, their lives are changed. The family are forced to move from their comfortable home into cramped housing, and when the Nazis arrive to finally take the family away, they don’t know what is to become of them. But Rachel’s father gives her instructions that save her life. He also tells her not to speak. Rachel remains quiet for the rest of the war, but what happened to her family? Will Rachel regain her voice now that she really needs it?
WHAT IS HARMONY TO YOU
A creative drawing station will form a small installation for the duration of C2C’s Liverpool exhibition. Using selected posters from the Harmony Day competition, Art & Craft materials will be available in front of the exhibition space to allow younger library patrons to draw ‘harmony’. Participants are then invited to display their posters as part of the exhibition, on the special wall entitled “Peace by peace, we make harmony”.