Holocaust Memorial Day

17.01.2020 金曜日 - 30.01.2020 木曜日,

27 January 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

To mark the occasion, we have a display of photos from the Academy’s Menuhin Archive showing Yehudi Menuhin during a visit to the Displaced Persons (DP) camps after the Second World War. The display can be found in the Tertis case by Sound Bites canteen in the basement of the main building from 17 – 30 Jan 2020.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place every year on this date to remember the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and also the victims of subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. During the Second World War Yehudi Menuhin gave over 500 concerts for British and American troops, the Red Cross, The Russian War Relief and other organisations between 1942 and 1945. Soon after liberation in 1945 Menuhin and Benjamin Britten undertook a 10-day tour of DP camps and what they saw on their tour affected them for the rest of their lives.

The selection of photos from the Academy’s Menuhin Archive show Yehudi Menuhin and Benjamin Britten during a trip to visit Bergen- Belsen concentration camp after liberation in 1945, and Menuhin during a visit to the DP camp Berlin-Schlachtensee in 1947.

Image credit: Eschen Studio

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