Shoah survivor portraits to be exhibited in UK Parliament to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

30 depictions of survivors of the Shoah and other genocides will be displayed in Portcullis House to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

Alongside renown photographer John Rankin Waddell, HMDT CEO Olivia Marks-Woldman, Rwandan genocide survivor Antoinette Mutabazi, Tulip Siddiq MP, and acclaimed young portraitist Gideon Summerfield selected 30 young artists as winners of the [Extra]Ordinary Portraits competition organized by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) and the Royal Drawing School.

They include a drawing by 13-year-old Mair Nippers of Auguste Spitz, a Jewish immigrant to Guernsey who was deported to her death at Auschwitz in 1942.

To mark this year’s HMD theme of “ordinary people,” entrants were asked to create portraits that revealed an “extraordinary” aspect to seemingly regular individuals.


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