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18:15 - 19:45 27 October 2011

Smuggled in Potato Sacks: Fifty Stories of the Hidden Children of the Kaunas Ghetto

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Student | Academic |
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Solomon Abramovich, Imperial College London

Approximately 5,000 children were imprisoned in the Kaunas Ghetto from 1941-44 of whom some 250-300 were smuggled out of the ghetto, hidden by gentiles and survived. This talk is about the collective memory of events that happened to the Kaunas Jewry during the Nazi occupation of Lithuania. Based on a book of fifty stories of survivors, including Dr Abramovich (co-editor) this talk will retell those incredible human stories of survival in adversity.


Contact

Sara Ben-Isaac
+44 (0)20 7679 3520 | ijs@ucl.ac.uk


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