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Through Our Eyes is an Exhibition about 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. They came to the north of England as refugees or survivors of the Holocaust, settled and made new lives here.

The Centre and the Exhibition are currently closed in line with Public Health England advice. Please check back with our blog and social media accounts for updates. In the meantime, check our events programme to find out what we're up to online or browse the Stories page to find out about the people we feature in the exhibition.

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes is an interactive, multi-media exhibition. Visitors will see poignant personal photos of the survivors and their families and their original artefacts and documents, together with an original prisoner uniform and other artefacts from the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. The survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding, ghettos, forced labour, concentration camps and liberation through filmed testimony on six interactive touchscreens. Text and images put their experiences in context, supported by animated maps and an immersive audio-visual experience driven by survivor testimony.  There is a reflective space at the end of the exhibition where visitors can find out about the survivors’ experiences of rebuilding their lives in the UK and explore a digital memorial to local families.

The exhibition contains photographs and video footage of concentration camps and atrocities that some visitors may find disturbing. The exhibition is not suitable for young children.

Exhibition opening hours

The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre is currently closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Please see the statement on our blog.

We’ll update our website regularly with further information. In the meantime, please browse our Survivor Stories or talk to us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Conferencing

We have a conference space available to book for up to 100 delegates, with a breakout space and full catering service available. Conference delegates have exclusive use of the Through Our Eyes exhibition.

The conference space is currently closed until further notice, however we’d be happy to talk to you about future requirements.

Group visits

We’re not currently accepting group bookings, but if you’d like to plan a future visit for a group of 15 or more people, please call or email us to discuss your needs. For capacity reasons, if you arrive without booking we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate you within the exhibition.

For school bookings, please visit our Learning section.
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Find Us

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre,
The University of Huddersfield,
Queensgate,
HD1 3DH
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01484 365301

Where are we?
We are located on Level 2 of the Schwann Building in The University of Huddersfield.
Parking
Please be aware that there is no public parking available on campus. The nearest public car parks are Market Hall (5 mins) and Kingsgate Shopping Centre (5 mins). There are limited spaces on campus for disabled blue badge holders, these are allocated on a first come basis.
Access
There is wheelchair access throughout campus and into the exhibition. Our lift is located on Level 4 of the Schwann building opposite Santander bank.
Toilets
Male, female and disabled toilets are located at the back of the exhibition space.
Catering
There are no catering facilities in the Centre, however there are many catering outlets around campus including Starbucks and Costa Coffee. Please check the University website for details of their opening times and catering offer. We sometimes run a pop-up café during special events. Please check event details for information.