Holocaust Memorial Day
Zigi Shipper, Holocaust Survivor
"People do deny the Holocaust. Anti-semites. Racists. They deny it. That’s why I give talks. That’s why I keep travelling and speaking. I owe it to the people that did not survive Auschwitz.
"Whole families were slaughtered. It’s like they never existed. There’s nobody there to tell their story.I will tell my story of what happened to me as a child. I was in the ghetto in Lodz. I was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. I was lucky……"
Professor Peter Pulzer
‘January 30th 1933’
'The appointment of Adolf Hitler as German Chancellor was one of the most fateful acts of the twentieth century and there are now thousands of books that examine its origins and consequences. Peter Pulzer asks how this event came about, how it was viewed at the time and whether its impact on Europe and particularly its Jews could have been foreseen more accurately than was the case.
Film: After the Holocaust
followed by a discussion with the film-maker, Daisy Asquith.
To make this film, Daisy Asquith spent eight months in the lives of three of Britain’s Holocaust survivors, learning about their pasts and exploring with them the ways in which the Holocaust still plays out in their present. Obsessions with food, appearances and fearful parenting are all respectfully and warmly observed in a film that gives humanity and individuality back to each survivor. Most importantly, the survivors, who are now in their eighties and nineties, get a chance to tell their story.
All welcome, booking not required.
Event's programme is here.
Click here for campus map with Jubilee lecture theatre at 15a.