Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival Event: Jewish Refugee History in Garnethill

by | Aug 29, 2023 | News

Join us for a talk on the subject of Jewish refugee history in Garnethill, as part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2023! Due to Glasgow Doors Open Days taking place over Rosh Hashanah this year, we will not be opening our doors to the public as usual, but are excited to be hosting this event as part of the wider festival.

The talk is based on the ‘Garnethill Refugee Trail’ walking tour, and will be illustrated with material from the collections of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre.

You will find out about places in the Garnethill area which are connected with stories of Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe. Discover the fascinating hidden history of this area of the city, from hostels which housed refugee women and Kindertransport children to the refugee artists who enriched the cultural life of the city. You will learn about some of the people who came to Scotland and made their home here, and about the meeting places that were vital in supporting refugees to build new lives in Scotland.

The talk will take place at: Festival Hub, The ARC, 11 Chapel Lane, Glasgow on Wednesday 13th September at 6pm

Tickets are free. Please note that booking opens on 1st September. Follow the link below to find out more:

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