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Zvi Aviram – Brushes with Death

Conversations with Contemporary Witnesses – Experiences and Fates of German Jews During the Nazi Era (in German; with Video Recording)

Zvi Aviram was born in January 1927 in Berlin as Heinz Abrahamsohn. As a result of the November pogroms of 1938, he was expelled from the state school and from then on attended the Jewish school in Rykestraße. From age 14, he had to perform forced labor in the arms industry. During the so-called factory operation on 27 February 1943, his parents were arrested and deported and he himself went into illegality.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Through friends he came into contact with a small underground group of Jewish youth called Chug Chaluzi. With their help and the support of other people, he managed to survive until the end of the war, was arrested twice and only narrowly escaped death. After the war he worked for the Jewish Agency in Munich and immigrated to Palestine in 1948. Today he lives in Ra’anana near Tel Aviv.

With the support of Berliner Sparkasse

Portrait of Zvi Aviram

Zvi Aviram; photo: Anne Frank Zentrum / Swen Rudolph

Video recording of the eyewitness talk with Zvi Aviram on 16 September 2019; Jewish Museum Berlin 2019

Where, when, what?

  • When Monday 16 September 2019, 7 pm
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    Free of charge

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