Tue, 01 Feb|
Godalming Museum opens to the public again on Tuesday 1st February
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Godalming Museum is telling the story of Var Ashe Houston BEM in the museum window. Var Ashe Houston, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to Holocaust Remembrance in this year’s New Year Honours, escaped from the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the 1970s.
Time & Location
01 Feb 2022, 10:00 – 12 Feb 2022, 07:00
Museum, 109a High St, Godalming GU7 1AQ, UK
About the Event
The window display will feature the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust video ‘Var’s Journey’, a beautiful statue of a traditional Khmer dancer which Var Ashe Houston donated to the museum and a copy of her book ‘From Phnom Penh to Paradise’ which is in the museum’s local studies library.
Holocaust Memorial Day is the 27thJanuary, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945. The window display will run for two weeks.
Godalming Museum opens to the public again on Tuesday 1st February. Entry is free and the museum will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm (www.godalmingmuseum.org.uk)
The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is dedicated to learning from genocide for a better future (www.hmdt.org.uk)