GtVA has been gathering the oral testimonies of men and women who sought refuge in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. 

Project Description

Most, but not all, were Jewish and many made remarkable journeys to get to safety in Scotland. 

Project Aims

This project has gathered and made available online oral testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe. Some came on the Kindertransport, others survived concentration camps. The project also developed educational resources for schools including a mobile exhibition.

GCU Department:
Computing and Creative Technology
GCU School:
School of Engineering and Built Environment
Project Location:
Project budget: N/A
Project with: Gathering The Voices Association
Lead Partner: Gathering the Voices Association was founded by Hilary and Steven Anson, Angela and David Shapiro and Claire and Howard Singerman
Other supporters: The Heritage Lottery and individual donors Community organisations;German Ministry of Foreign Affairs;Sense Over Sectarianism Local Jewish Trust funds; Heritage Lottery funding; German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Sense Over Sectarianism;
Number of GCU Students: 127
Number of GCU Staff: 6