Sunday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day. This year’s theme is ‘Communities together: build a bridge’
We’ve put together a reading list of books – both fiction and non-fiction – which provide accounts of the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides. These are not easy reads but they tell powerful, personal and important stories.
This is a good time too, to remember the remarkable life and legacy of Ernest Levy.
Ernest Levy was a holocaust survivor who after the war settled in Scotland. Originally from Bratislava he spent 48 years in Glasgow where he became a leading figure in the Scottish Jewish community. He spoke out about his experiences throughout his life, knowing that his testimony would help future generations remember this terrible time in history. For these efforts Ernest was made an O.B.E in 2002.
On his passing in 2009 his large collection of books, manuscripts and music (The Ernest Levy Archive) were donated to Edinburgh City Libraries by his daughter Judy. This short film tells the story of Ernest Levy’s life and work.