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The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre

Through Our Eyes is a new exhibition about 16 children and young people who survived Nazi persecution across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. They came to the north of England as refugees or survivors of the Holocaust, settled and made new lives here.

Learning at the Holocaust Centre, Huddersfield University

One of only two holocaust centres in the United Kingdom, schools in the North of England  have a unique opportunity to visits the story and learn about the holocaust and how survivors were relocated to West Yorkshire.  Eugene, who died in 2017 at the age of 88, is one of 16 Holocaust survivors and refugees whose stories are told at the HELC located on the campus of the University of Huddersfield. Some of them, like Eugene, were liberated from Nazi concentration camps at the end of the Second World War; others arrived in the UK before the war began.

Through Our Eyes is an interactive, multi-media exhibition. Visitors will see poignant personal photos of the survivors and their families and their original artefacts and documents, together with an original prisoner uniform and other artefacts from the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora. The survivors tell their stories of discrimination, persecution, escape, hiding, ghettos, forced labour, concentration camps and liberation through filmed testimony on six interactive touchscreens. Text and images puts their experiences in context, supported by animated maps and an immersive audio-visual experience driven by survivor testimony.  There is a reflective space at the end of the exhibition where visitors can find out about the survivors’ experiences of rebuilding their lives in the UK and explore a digital memorial to local families.

The exhibition contains photographs and video footage of concentration camps and atrocities that some visitors may find disturbing. The exhibition is not suitable for young children.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome, Off Site Parking,


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Conference Facilities, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,








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01484 365301

Opening Hours

Monday: 10am – 5pm
Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 1pm


Please contact for details


Level 2, Schwann Building, The University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

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