Keep the Memory Alive

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 13:30 – 17:30, Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex

Two guest speakers at the University of Sussex’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations will pay tribute to the remarkable war stories of their Jewish relatives.

In the first session of the afternoon, writer Thomas Harding will be talking with Sussex historian Professor Clive Webb about Thomas’s great uncle, Hanns Alexander, who pursued and captured one of Nazi Germany’s most notorious criminals.

In the second session, Hephzibah Rudofsky will be in conversation with her mother, Lady Zahava Kohn, a Holocaust survivor who was sent with her family to Westerbork transit camp in 1943 at the age of seven, and then to Bergen Belsen concentration camp in 1944, from where she was liberated.

Their talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session chaired by Dr Gerhard Wolf, Deputy Director of the University’s Centre for German-Jewish Studies, which organised the event.

A candle created by world-renowned artist Sir Anish Kapoor will also be lit at the event as part of a national initiative that sees 70 specially designed candles at Holocaust Memorial Day events across the UK, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 2015.

Find out more information here and book your place here.

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