By Carolyn Shapiro
BA Animation students Thea Handeland and Olivia Carter, guided by their tutor Kathy Nicholls, worked with Cynthia Hollinsworth and Rita Stephen to create short animated films portraying the story of Cynthia’s mother Blanka and her sister Clara in the concentration camp.
The students’ work will be the foundation for a pilot program entitled, “Cynthia’s story, engaging young people with the Holocaust,” which will become part of a teacher training education packet used by secondary schools throughout Cornwall and aims to inspire young people through stories of survival. Collaborators include Kehillat Kernow, Cornwall Faith Forum, SACRE, Cornwall Council, and Falmouth University.
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On 2nd April, Godfrey and Winifred Simmons’ son, Bernard, together with his wife, Barbara and daughter Rachael came to Penzance from Bristol to see the recently installed memorial plaque.
On Sunday, 10 September, from 2-4pm, there will be an Open Day at the Jewish Cemetery and Dissenters’ Burying Ground (also known as Congregationalists) at Ponsharden in Falmouth adjacent to Sainsburys Store. Keith Pearce, historian and authority on Cornish Jewish cemeteries will be on hand to discuss the background and personages buried in the Jewish cemetery and Dissenter historians, Rob Nunn and Tom Weller, will lecture about the adjacent Dissenters Burying Ground. Both cemeteries are presently undergoing restoration led by Falmouth Town Council with the help of the Friends of Ponsharden Cemeteries. An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund is being submitted to raise the additional necessary funds. The open day is in conjunction with the European Days of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Parking available at Park and Float/Ride car park.
Have Ark, will travel-Anthony Fagin’s portable Ark which holds our two Torah scrolls, made its debut on Shabbat Mattot-Mas’ei on the 28th of Tammuz, where a Shehechianu was duly pronounced. The Ark, made of plywood with a ceramic crest on top, will be lighter and perfect for the upcoming High Holidays when two scrolls are required. Anthony’s expertise and fine craftsmanship resulted in the perfect solution for housing the two scrolls. Anthony donated the Ark to the KK community for which we are all very grateful. Bravo!