The Children’s Holocaust Memorial remembers and honours the 1.5 million children that perished in the Holocaust – they shall not be forgotten.
After eight months at Wellington’s National Library, the Children’s Holocaust Memorial will be packed down at the end of June before it travels to its new home in Auckland’s Central City Library.
During its stay in Wellington, over 8,000 members of the public visited the memorial exhibition and over 600 students from local schools booked tours with HCNZ educators.
Staff and volunteers at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand will be sad to say farewell to the 1.5 million buttons but they are also excited that this powerful and relevant educational memorial will tour the country.
After the horrific terror attack in Christchurch on March 15th, the landscape of New Zealand shifted.
For understandable reasons, Christchurch Central Library postponed hosting the memorial until 2020.
HCNZ were grateful that the National Library extended its tenure of the memorial for a further two months, enabling more visitors to flow through its doors.
HCNZ CEO Chris Harris says that after eight wonderful months, they are bidding farewell to the National Library and want to thank staff for their amazing support of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial.
“As our taonga makes it way to Auckland, we hope a new community will experience the emotional power of remembrance for the young victims of the Holocaust.”