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6 Million+

National Network: 
United Kingdom
Address: 
c/o 8 Bankfield Terrace
Armitage Bridge
Huddersfield
HD4 7PE
United Kingdom
Telephone: 
+44 (0)7947897062
Organisation Type: 
Other
Year of Establishment: 
2014
General Information: 

6 Million+ Charitable Trust
A Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered in England and Wales
Registration number: 1157073

Patrons
Iby Knill
Michael Morpurgo
The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
Lemn Sissay

Board of Trustees
Brian Cross (Chair)
Tim Thornton (University of Huddersfield)
Hillary Haigh
Chris Squire
Nigel Grizzard
Michael Sharpe
Neil West
Mashuda Shaikh
Adam Strickson

Project Team
Kim Strickson (Project Director)
Antonia Stowe (Lead Artist)
Adam Strickson
Chris Squire

Currently Fundraising for the Memorial Sculpture and Creative Learning Programme

Currently planning a range of Holocaust Memorial Day events 2016

Mission and Objectives: 

To create a public memorial sculpture

A permanent, public sculpture in Huddersfield commemorating the Jews and other minorities(1) killed in the Holocaust, and continuing genocides(2).

With a connected programme of information, education and live events, exploring the connections between the Holocaust and the experience of persecuted minorities in the world today, especially those people who seek sanctuary in our community.

Note1: Other Minorities: The Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), the disabled, homosexuals, trade unionists, conscientious objectors, Jehovah’s Witnesses, opponents of the Nazi regime and the destitute.

Note 2: Genocide: The deliberate extermination of a minority. Genocides since World War II have taken place in countries including Rwanda, Cambodia, Bosnia and Iraq.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Story of 6 million+

In 2005, we initiated a project to collect over 6 million buttons to illustrate the industrial scale of the Holocaust and other genocides. The public collection began in West Yorkshire, but word soon spread and many of the buttons were collected regionally, nationally and even internationally. Leeds based artist Antonia Stowe was commissioned to design the installation for Huddersfield Art Gallery. 6 million+ had a huge impact on visitors and toured nationally for the next five years to places including Ripon Cathedral and Brent Cross Shopping Centre in London.

The project has involved thousands of young people, community groups and individuals in the process of collecting buttons and thinking about genocide and discrimination. The installation included a film featuring conversations between Holocaust survivors and asylum seekers and poetry written in response to their experiences.

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Contact (1) Full Name: 
Kim Strickson
Job Title: 
Project Director
Head of the organisation: 
Brian Cross
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Chris Squire
Job Title: 
Trustee