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Auschwitz Never Left Me

Eyewitness Talk On Experiences and Fates of German Jews during the Nazi Era (in German, with Video Recording)

Please note: These are the new dates for the cancelled event. Due to popular demand, we are offering two new dates: 28 and 29 May, 7 pm, in the Great Hall, Old Building, level 2.

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.

Past event

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Video recording of the eyewitness talk with Anita Lasker Wallfisch on 28 May 2018; Jewish Museum Berlin 2018

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.

Older lady with microphone in armchair, talking

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

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Where, when, what?

  • When Monday 28 May 2018, 7 pm
    and Tuesday 29 May 2018, 7pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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