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"Chilling" Holocaust exhibition at Donegal Museum 06.02.19

CURRENTLY on display in Donegal County Museum is a poignant and chilling photographic exhibition, ‘The Devouring’, which depicts over 30 children who were killed during the Holocaust.
The Holocaust is the term used for the murder of around six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. It can also refer to the orchestrated murder of other groups, including Roma, disabled people, Soviet prisoners of war and civilians, polish civilians, homosexuals, priests, socialists, communists and trades unionists, Freemasons and Jehovah’s Witnesses. The Roma refer to this genocide as 'porrajmos', meaning “devouring.” It is estimated that over 1.5 million children were killed during the Holocaust.
 'The Devouring' is currently on display in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny and runs until this Saturday, 9th February.
The Devouring is a very moving exhibition which offers an insight into some of the stories of the children who were killed during the Holocaust. It names and remembers some of these lost children, including Suzanne Ledermann, whose best friend was Anne Frank. Suzanne was killed in Auschwitz in 1944.
Donegal County Museum encourages visitors to come along and see for themselves not just a collection of photographs of children but of stories of lives brutally cut short, stories that never should be forgotten. ‘The Devouring’ is an exhibition that will wrench at your emotions, but is something you must see. The exhibition runs until this Saturday, 9th February.
Admission is free and all are welcome. To arrange group or class visits, please contact the museum on 074 91 24613 or email museum@donegalcoco.ie .
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