Holocaust Survivor Talk: Irma Hanner

This month we are holding a Survivor talk by Irma Hanner.

Irma was born in Dresden, Germany in 1930. Her father died when she was young. Following the outbreak of the war, Irma returned home from school one day to find out her mother was taken by the Gestapo. Irma was waiting at home for two days alone before her aunty came and took Irma home with her.

In 1942, at 12 years old Irma was deported to the Theresienstadt camp in Czechoslovakia. During her time there she became ill and a Jewish doctor performed a tonsillectomy on her without anaesthetic. Irma was 14 when the war ended. Her mother did not survive.

This is a rare chance to have an intimate glimpse into a Holocaust Survivor’s journey. Email admin@JHC.org.au to guarantee your place.