Dec 14 2007 by Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo

Yoko‘s glasses go to holocaust show
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YOKO Ono has donated a pair of her own glasses to a Liverpool exhibition to raise awareness of the Holocaust.

The artist and widow of murdered Beatle John Lennon has also given a £10,000 gift towards the staging of a number of events surrounding National Holocaust Memorial Day next month.

Liverpool is hosting the national commemoration in 2008, culminating in a major event at the Philharmonic Hall on January 27.

Yoko Ono said: “It is an honour to be part of such a symbolic piece of artwork which will help people to learn how important it is never to forget the horrors of the Holocaust and to challenge hatred and prejudice wherever it arises.