3 May 2012
Venue: Lecture Theatre 315, Arts 1
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Holocaust Awareness Week lecture by Zeev (Tibi) Ram.
Zeev (Tibi) Ram, a survivor from the Holocaust, was born on December 3, 1930 in a Czechoslovakian town which was annexed to Hungary in 1940. His father and mother were 45 years old, his brother was 18 and he was 13 when they were all sent to Auschwitz Birkenau in May 1944. From there he was sent to a work camp in Silesia - Furstenstein Wistegiesdorf. In January 1945, he was sent on a death march to Bergen Belsen. His entire family was perished in the Holocaust - his father at Bergen Belsen, April14, 1945 (the day before the British liberated the camp). His brother died in Bergen Belsen one day after liberation. He met his mother at Bergen Belsen after liberation. She was taken to a British hospital and disappeared. He never saw her again. Tibi went to Israel in 1948 and served for a long time in the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). He joined kibbutz Afikim and remains there to this day. He has three children and two grandchildren.
The Australasian Union of Jewish Students invites you to witness Zeev's personal account of surviving the holocaust and experiencing what he calls the 'rebirth' of the Jewish people with the establishment of the state of Israel.
Hosted by AUJS - The Australasian Union of Jewish Students.