Events held in honour of Holocaust Memories

Double Fence at Auschwitz concentration camp
Double Fence at Auschwitz concentration camp
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Displays, book signings and exhibitions are being held to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday.

Taking place at the D-Day Museum, on Southsea seafront, the events remember those who have lost their lives or suffered in the Holocaust and under Nazi persecution.

To enable everyone to visit and remember, the museum is offering free entry on Sunday, open from 10am until 5pm.

At the museum, there will be a display about the Holocaust. In keeping with this year’s theme of ‘Untold Stories’, this will include a display about the concentration camps of Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka.

At 2pm local author Roger James will do a book signing for his recent book ‘Ursula Liberated.’

It tells the story of Ursula Sternberg, wife of Jonathan Sternberg the composer, about her time in hiding in German-occupied Belgium during the Second World War, her liberation and subsequent friendship with one of the liberating troops after the war.

Roger James served with Montgomery and is also the author of ‘Montgomery at Normandy.’

Plus, at the City Museum in Museum Road, until February 13 is an exhibition telling the stories of children who were hidden from the Nazi’s during the holocaust.