Welcome to The Gathering The Voices Website
Explore the stories people have told of how they escaped Nazi persecution and reached ScotlandSee Testimonies
The Gathering The Voices project has gathered and made available online oral and video testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe.
Many made remarkable journeys to get to safety in Scotland. There is much for you to see and hear on this site.
Listen to the voices of the survivors – their accents will tell you a lot about their journeys. There are Scottish accents, continental lilts and sometimes a mixture of both.
All the interviewees spoke about the terrible events that brought them to Scotland.
News from Gathering the Voices
On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, Dove Tales will be looking at the effects of the Holocaust and how it shaped the lives of those who went through it as a part of the Big Lit festival. Journalist/writer Jean Rafferty interviews Angela Shapiro of The Gathering the Voices project. Angela will talk about her mother-in-law, Gretl Shapiro, who came to Britain on one of the Kindertransports and went on to become a…
The Gathering the Voices exhibition will be visiting various venues in the future. We are really looking forward to speaking to those who attend. For information on the exhibition, please visit: https://www.gatheringthevoices.com/mobile-exhibition/
Staff and students are warmly invited to an event at GCU to mark National Holocaust Day 2019, hosted by the GCU branch of the UCU (University and Colleges Union). Dr Angela Shapiro, GCU Honorary Fellow and UCU supporter, will deliver an engaging talk on the theme ‘Torn from home’. The session will encourage us to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide.…
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Gathering The Voices would not have been possible without the support of the following organisations
Ralph Slater Trust
Glasgow Jewish Community Trust
The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust