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Portraits of Renate Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch

Renate Lasker-Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch; Dmitrij Leltschuk

“Mich hat Auschwitz nie verlassen” (Auschwitz has never left me)

Renate Lasker-Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch in Conversation (video recording available, in German)

Born in Breslau, the sisters Renate Lasker-Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch survived the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps. Anita, cellist in the so-called girls’ orchestra at Auschwitz, was cofounder of the English Chamber Orchestra in London, and Renate worked as a journalist at the BBC in London after the war ended, later for WDR in Cologne and for ZDF in the USA.

Past event

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

Where

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

Memories of their struggle to survive can be read in “Mich hat Auschwitz nie verlassen. Überlebende des Konzentrationslagers berichten” (Auschwitz has never left me. Concentration camp surivors report). SPIEGEL editors and employees all over the world visited and interviewed former concentration camp prisoners, and Susanne Beyer and Martin Doerry compiled these reports.

A cooperation with the “Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt” and the Center for Research on Antisemitism.

Who is Anita Lasker Wallfisch?

Anita Lasker Wallfisch, *1925 in Breslau (now Wrocław), cellist, eyewitness to history, survived the Shoah as a musician in the Auschwitz Girls’ Orchestra, lives in London

Read more

Recording of the event Auschwitz has never left me. Renate Lasker-Harpprecht and Anita Lasker Wallfisch in Conversation, 1 Mar 2016, in German; Jewish Museum Berlin

Where, when, what?

  • When 1 Mar 2016
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

    See location on map
  • Entry fee

    free

  • Please noteEvent in German language

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