Auschwitz Never Left Me

Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era

For this series of talks, the Jewish Museum Berlin invited six eyewitnesses to tell a wider audience about their fates during the Nazi era. These witnesses are closely linked to the Jewish Museum Berlin as donors. A presentation of the objects, documents, or photographs they donated, readings from selected texts or the showing of film clips will precede the talks.

19 March, 7 pm
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Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Anita Lasker Wallfisch

Born in Breslau in 1925, Anita Lasker Wallfisch grew up in a middle-class Jewish family. She received her first cello lesson at an early age, and from 1938 she studied cello with Leo Rostal in Berlin. In 1942, Anita and her sister Renate had to perform forced labor and in the same year, their parents were deported to Izbica and murdered. After a failed attempt to escape, the sisters were arrested and deported separately to Auschwitz in 1943. As a cellist in the Auschwitz women's orchestra, Anita managed to save her own and her sister’s life. After liberation in Bergen-Belsen where the sisters last fought for survival, Anita Lasker Wallfisch immigrated to England and became co-founder of the English Chamber Orchestra.

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Anita Lasker Wallfisch; Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Hans Georg Gaul

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Where

Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard


Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • When

    Monday 19 March 2018, 7 pm

  • Where
    Old Building, ground level, Glass Courtyard

    
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Event Series (4) Eyewitness Talks Show all

Eyewitness Talks

In this event series six eyewitnesses tell of their fates during the nazi era

Anita Lasker Wallfisch

19 March 2018
Born in Breslau in 1925, Anita Lasker Wallfisch studied cello in Berlin from 1938. In 1942, Anita’s parents were deported to Izbica and murdered, and in 1943 Anita and her sister Renate were deported to Ausschwitz.

Walter Frankenstein: Not with Us

31 January 2018
Born in 1924 in West Prussia, Walter Frankenstein lived in Berlin from 1936. When deportation threatened, he went into hiding with his wife and their five-week-old son. The family managed to survive with the help of friends.

Kurt Roberg: A Visa Or Your Life

4 December 2017
Born in Celle in 1924, 14-year-old Kurt Roberg fled alone after the 1938 November pogrom to the Netherlands, where he was to finish school. He finally reaches his family in New York via Berlin and Lisbon in 1941.

Henry Wuga: A Nuremberger from Glasgow

23 October 2017
Henry Wuga was born to a Jewish mother and a Catholic father in Nuremberg in 1924. In 1938, his parents were able to send him to Scotland with a children’s transport and later in 1947, he could bring his mother, who had survived in hiding, to his home in Glasgow.

Anita Lasker Wallfisch

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