Under the slogan ‘Keep the Memory Alive’ Glasgow Caledonian University’s branch of the UCU distributed materials on the Holocaust on 27th January – the day that marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet troops.
Working with members of the Gathering the Voices organisation which is in partnership with GCU, and funded by the Heritage lottery fund and others, a video was shown at the stall outlining the voices and stories of survivors and students and staff were directed to their website.
As well as survivor’s stories from the Holocaust or ‘Shoah’ details of other genocides in Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur, and Rwanda were distributed containing testimonials of UCU members directly affected by all of those horrific events. Details of the Armenian genocide was given by a UCU member whose parents had been directly involved.
The branch activity was also publicised on the university’s main website here