Volunteers of the Year – Museums and Heritage Awards

The Volunteers at Leeds based Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA), have been nominated at this month’s Museums and Heritage Awards in the category of Team Volunteers of the Year.

The HSFA’s main objective is to preserve the memory, testimony and records of the Holocaust survivors based in Yorkshire and, using the lessons from the members’ experience to work towards a more tolerant society in which difference and diversity are celebrated.

New Museum
PLB worked with the HSFA to create the The Holocaust Heritage and Learning Centre, a new museum and permanent home for the collections. We were commissioned to provide strategic funding support, interpretive narrative development and exhibition design and build services.

The museum uses filmed survivor testimony and personal collections to explore the persecution of Jewish people in Nazi Germany and occupied Europe, their individual stories representing millions of people. Throughout the museum, eyewitness accounts and the limited evidence that remains is brought together to make connections with contemporary issues.

We wish Trude, a life president and founder member of the Association, and Tracy, who are attending the awards ceremony, success on 16th May.