Dora Love, a Holocaust survivor, spent much of her life raising awareness that the attitudes which made the Holocaust possible – intolerance, discrimination and outright hatred of those who are regarded as ‘different’ for whatever reason, are still alive all around us. So, in this sense, the Holocaust is not a singular or isolated event.
Dora Love died on 26 October 2011, but the Dora Love Prize will continue her work. It will be awarded each year for the best Holocaust awareness project by an individual pupil or group of pupils of a school in Essex or Suffolk – primary, secondary or sixth-form college.
The prize goes to the project which expresses best that which was most important to Dora Love: speaking up against hatred wherever it occurs, never forgetting the ultimate consequence of seemingly small acts of discrimination and developing a sense of personal responsibility.
Tanzlar Theatre and Essex University have partnered up for the Dora Love Prize, 2021. We have recorded 6 of the poems from; “After Stutthof Concentration Camp What Hope?” to be used within the education sector across East Anglia.