A MOVING memorial to the victims of the Holocaust returned to Huddersfield at the weekend.
The exhibition 6 Million+ was created for Holocaust Memorial Day in 2006.
The installation of more than six million buttons – one for each of the Jewish victims of the Nazi death camps – returned to Huddersfield Art Gallery on Saturday.
David Stuart Davies, 64, was one of the first to view the exhibition shortly after 10am.
Mr Davies, of Greenhead, said: “I think it’s very moving – visually the impact is very strong. It allows you to attempt to comprehend the scale of what happened, but it can only be an attempt.
“History books express an idea in text and pictures but they are still books. This exhibition is almost a living idea.
“It’s sometimes difficult to connect with something in the past, but this exhibition helps. Youngsters can take it on board as well.”
The exhibition, which runs until April 2, includes six columns of buttons reaching up to the ceiling and a huge number of buttons on the floor of the gallery.
There is also a video.