Holocaust Survivors' Friendship Association (HSFA)
The Holocaust Survivors’ Friendship Association (HSFA) is a charity originating in 1996 to support Holocaust survivors and refugees in Leeds. The HSFA also collects, preserves, and exhibits testimonies, records and artefacts of Holocaust survivors and refugees who made their lives in the North of England.
In 2018 HSFA opened its Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre in Huddersfield. The Centre promotes Holocaust education and research through the lived experiences of Holocaust survivors and refugees.
Our collection includes oral history interviews with over 70 refugees and survivors covering their lives in Europe before the Second World War, their experiences of persecution, escaping or surviving the Holocaust, and how they established new lives in England.
We are gradually making our archive more accessible for learning and research. We are actively developing our collection and seeking donations and volunteer support to catalogue and preserve it.
The permanent exhibition is open to the public for free. The archives are accessible to the public by appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening times are Monday to Thursday 10.00-17.00.
The website currently features a selection of oral histories excerpts and photographs to accompany survivor stories.