Book Launch: "Tragedy & Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II"

The Jewish Holocaust Centre together with Monash University Publishing invite you to the launch of "Tragedy and Triumph: Early Testimonies of Jewish Survivors of World War II".

To be launched by Emeritus Professor Dr Konrad Kwiet, this collection - compiled and translated by JHC volunteer Freda Hodge - retrieves early voices of Holocaust survivors who gave testimony in Yiddish in the post-war DP camps. Men, women and children relate personal experiences of deportation and ghettoisation, forced labour camps and death camps, death marches and liberation.

Holocaust historian, Feliks Tych, sometime director of Poland’s Jewish Historical Institute, noted that such eye-witness accounts collected in the immediate post-war period constitute the most important body of documents pertaining to the history of the Holocaust, given the freshness of memory.

Emeritus Professor Dr Konrad Kwiet is Former Pratt Foundation Professor in Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at the University of Sydney and Chief Historian of the Australian War Crimes Commission (SIU).

Event Details

  • Event Date: Sunday 21 October
  • Time: 1.30pm
  • Event Type: Book Launch
  • Venue: Jewish Holocaust Centre
  • Venue Address: 13-15 Selwyn St
    Elsternwick 3185
  • Cost:
  • Bookings & Enquiries: RSVP: 17 October 2018 to admin@jhc.org.au