Centre for German-Jewish Studies


Holocaust Memorial Day: Journeys

Thursday 30 January 13:30 until 17:00
Jubilee Building lecture theatre, University of Sussex

This annual event, organised by the Centre for German-Jewish Studies, will take place on the afternoon of 30 January. The programme will be split into two sections: the first talk will be given by Sir Andrew Burns, United Kingdom Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues, who will speak about the Holocaust ‘70 Years On’. He will attempt to answer the question of why the Holocaust still matters and ask what humanity may have learned from this horrific episode.

Following a short tea break we will hear from Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a Holocaust survivor who was the cellist in the Auschwitz orchestra. Anita will relate the story of her experiences under the title ‘Survival, Memory and Trauma’. Her daughter, the psychotherapist Maya Jacobs-Wallfisch will then join her to discuss the impact the Shoah had on their family life.

"I could never accept that I should be killed for what I happen to be born as..." Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

The full programme of the afternoon can now be found at sussex.ac.uk/cgjs/hmd-programme

This is an open public event and everyone is welcome to attend, but we do ask that you book your place as numbers are limited.

You can book your free place online at:

For more information regarding this event please contact: events@sussex.ac.uk or +44 (0)1273 877488


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Posted on behalf of: The Centre for German-Jewish Studies
Last updated: Friday, 24 January 2014