Exhibition remembers life of Holocaust survivor

An exhibition remembering the life of a Holocaust survivor has opened in Edinburgh.

Photographs, books, manuscripts and music from the collection of Ernest Levy went on display at the Central Library to mark Holocaust Memorial Day last Friday.

Mr Levy survived seven concentration camps before moving to Scotland. He spoke about his experience in the hope that his story would help future generations remember what had happened and make sure history does not repeat itself.

His daughter Judy Russell has gifted the Ernest Levy Archive to the library in the hope it will continue his legacy of tolerance and respect.

Councillor Deidre Brock, Culture and Leisure Convenor for the City of Edinburgh Council, said: "We are delighted and deeply honoured that the Ernest Levy Archive has been gifted to Edinburgh City Libraries and this exhibit will be the first time that any part of the collection has ever been on display.

“Ernest Levy used the horrors of his own experience as a force for good to encourage tolerance and respect of others. Telling the story of his life through the collection will be a fitting way to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day."

The items will be on display until March 15.

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