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Blog and poem by Jessica Palmer Holocaust Memorial Day is, in my opinion, one of the most important days in the year and it should be treated in the same way as Remembrance Day. HMD isn’t just about the genocide that took place during World War II, it is also about remembering victims of the other genocides that have happened in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. It is about remembering the huge and incredibly unjust loss of life that has taken place and to serve as a reminder that this should never happen again.27th January is the date chosen for HMD...
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When my Grandpa was a little boy all his parents’ wanted for him was a safe place for him to grow up and get his education. They were living in Russia and as Jews they had been horribly racially abused and persecuted pogroms. Germany between WW1 and WW2 was being run by a liberal government called Weimar and my Great-Grandparents decided that they would live a better life in this artistic and prosperous country. After Hitler came to power, through manipulating this democracy of Weimar, he stirred up anger against the harsh terms imposed on Germany at the end of WW1...
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This blog has been written by Sue Dickson, one of the museum's volunteers.  In the 20th century, thousands of men, women and children died at the hands of Hitler's henchmen for maintaining their neutrality in political and nationalistic issues. These were subjected to either hard labour, torture, medical experiments, death by firing squads or the gas chambers. The triangle was the symbol of identification used within the Nazi concentration camps e.g. Yellow star for Jews, red for political prisoners, purple for Jehovah’s Witnesses, pink for homosexual men and black for the mentally ill or mentally disabled. For this blog I will...
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Awsworth Primary School – Bennerley Viaduct Workshop On Friday 24th June Pine Class from Awsworth Primary School visited Erewash Museum to continue their projectwork on Bennerley Viaduct. They took part in a fact finding quiz, had a chance to look at the fantastic ‘Rediscovering Bennerley Viaduct:The Iron Giant of the Erewash Valley’ exhibition and got creative with matchsticks and paint. Look at some of the brilliant prints they produced inspired by the wrought iron lattice work of the viaduct. If you want to know more about Bennerley Viaduct and Sustrans plans for its future the ‘Rediscovering BennerleyViaduct:The Iron Giant of the...
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Dementia Awareness Week 15-21 May 2016 This year Erewash Museum is participating in Dementia AwarenessWeek during 15th - 21st May. We feel it is an important opportunity to raiseawareness and support the Alzheimer’s Society in the campaign to get peopletalking about dementia. This year the theme is to encourage people to confront theirworries about dementia by addressing it directly and seeking information andsupport. During the week Erewash Museum will have free booklets availabledetailing how you can get more information or support and if you have time joinus in supporting the Alzheimer’s Society campaign and address your fears andworries directly to dementia...
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