Holocaust memorial will help people reflect

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A TOUCHING memorial to the victims of the Holocaust has been unveiled at Durham University.

The Holocaust and Genocide Memorial is the work of Sunderland artist Neil Molloy, who saw it revealed today at St Aidan’s College, in Durham City.

Artist Neil Molloy with his Holocaust Memorial sculpture at Durham University.

Artist Neil Molloy with his Holocaust Memorial sculpture at Durham University.

The sculpture, which sits in the college garden, consists of several pieces of stone carved into shapes such as a suitcase, a pair of shoes, and an umbrella.

Neil, a former Sunderland College fine arts lecturer, said: “The memorial itself is for all victims of genocide and the things that have gone on in the past, whether it’s been in Bosnia or whether it’s been to do with the Holocaust. It’s important that we educate future generations and hopefully the sculpture will be able to do that through a visual way and help people reflect on the suffering of people.”