Manchester Jewish Museum’s latest exhibition reveals personal experiences of Jewish communities from the Second World War.
One of Manchester Jewish Museum’s (MJM) latest exhibitions offers visitors an immersive sound experience to listen to diverse and deeply personal stories from the Second World War and reflect on the conflict’s impact on modern life.
The One Story, Many Voices digital installation project was put together by a group of celebrated writers and artists from local communities alongside members of the Imperial War Museum’s Second World War and Holocaust Partnership Programme (SWWHPP).
Visitors will have the opportunity to listen to eight stories during the exhibition which can be listened through headphones, speakers, or their own mobile device.
Created by Playwright Nicola Baldwin, one particular story focuses on seventeen-year-old Freida Selman, who discusses the day-to-day challenges of wartime Britain in Manchester while forging new friendships over a shared love of music.
Touring all of the UK’s heritage organisations involved in the SWWHPP, the project will remain in the MJM until 10th February, before moving onto the National Holocaust Centre and Museum in Newark.
Transcripts of each sound piece can also be listened to online at Onestorymanyvoices.iwm.org.uk/stories