We would like to say a massive thank you to National Lottery players and the Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting the Forever project with our other partners. We are also about to embark on an innovative site redevelopment thanks to funding from HLF.

What is Forever?

The aim of Forever is to preserve the voice of Holocaust survivors for generations to come. To create the database of responses, the Centre filmed 10 Holocaust survivors over several days, each answering more than 1,000 questions posed by the general public.

Steven Frank, a Holocaust survivor who was filmed for the project, said: “It’s always been a bone of contention. What’s going to happen when we survivors are all dead? We’ve heard people say, ‘Ah, well, we’ll get their children to tell their stories.’ But it isn’t the same. It has to come from the heart of the person who is telling the story.”

Phil Lyons, Chief Executive of the National Holocaust Centre said: “As fewer survivors are with us, time is running out to preserve their stories. That is why we are at the forefront of Holocaust education, creating innovative, engaging and accessible content for young people and those vulnerable to extremist messages. Interactive 3D technology enables us to ensure that survivors’ stories live on and can be shared first-hand."

“We want to share our work widely and collaborate with others to honour the experiences of our survivors and to teach our children to face the challenges of hate, discrimination and persecution.”

The Heritage Lottery Fund has therefore proven to be invaluable in the development of our Centre and the work that we do.

Our #Thankstoyou offer

We are offering free admission to our two main exhibitions and grounds Monday 3 to Friday  7 December between 2.30 and 4.30pm to everyone with a lottery ticket. We really hope you can make it.