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Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary

Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary

We designed a Holocaust Memorial stone for this year’s theme – ‘How can life go on?’

The design consists of an engraved railway track leading into the Auschwitz building, with barbed wire across the front of the railway.

We included a bright yellow flower intertwined through the barbed wire, to show that life can go on – Keeping in contrast with this year’s theme.

You can view the Holocaust Memorial stone at Merthyr Tydfil’s Central Library, in their newly placed Holocaust Memorial Garden.

The Holocaust was a unique event in 20th century history. It evolved slowly between 1933 and 1945. It began with discrimination then the Jews were separated from their communities and persecuted; and finally they were treated as less than human beings and murdered.

During the second world war the Nazis sought to murder the entire Jewish population of Europe and destroy its culture.

In 1941 there were around 11 million Jews living in Europe; by May 1945 the Nazis had murdered six million of them, one-and-a-half million of these were children.


Click here to read more: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-01-27/merthyr-tydfil-marks-holocaust-memorial-day-by-opening-special-commemorative-garden/



 



Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary

Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary

Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary

Merthyr Tydfil's Central Libary