How would you act if on an ordinary morning you received a hand-written letter from a child asking you to save their life?
What would you do if you received a letter from a refugee asking for employment which would allow them a passage to safety?
To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2023, the V&A Wedgwood Collection are hosting an event to share such stories, of Wedgwood people who helped those fleeing Nazi persecution between 1933-1945. These stories connect to this year's theme ‘Ordinary People’; the ordinary people who were persecuted, and the ordinary people who were devoted to helping them.
This event is free. There is an optional £5 donation to Asha North Staffordshire, a charity formed in 2005 to help men, women and children seeking refuge from persecution. They actively promote social inclusion for asylum seekers and refugees.
The main event will run from 5.45pm-6.45pm and will include a presentation and opportunity to view archival material from the V&A Wedgwood Collection.
The World of Wedgwood Tearoom will be open beforehand from 5.00pm, where you can purchase hot and cold refreshments.
The galleries of the V&A Wedgwood Collection will remain open for you to explore until 7.45pm.