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23/01/19 The Devouring, Holocaust Exhibition on Display in Donegal County Museum.

The devouring

One of the poignant photos from 'The Devouring' exhibition that is curremtly on display in Donegal County Musuem.


To mark Holocaust Memorial Month, currently on display in Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny 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 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 Saturday 9th February.


Holocaust Memorial Day is on 27th January. This temporary exhibition is on loan from and curated by Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Heritage and Museum Service. The exhibition uses images from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.


Admission is free and all are welcome. Please contact the Museum to arrange group or class visits.


Contact Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

T 074 9124613 E [email protected]


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