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Holocaust Survivor Testimony

Starts: 11 November 2013

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On 11th November 2013 we are pleased to welcome Eva Clarke to Cardiff University where she will share her testimony as a survivor of the Holocaust.

18:30 – 20:00

Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Julian Hodge Building, Cardiff University

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Under the cover of the Second World War, for the sake of their

‘New Order’, the Nazis aimed to destroy all the Jews of Europe.

For the first time in history, industrial methods were used for the

mass extermination of a whole people. Six million people were

murdered, including 1,500,000 children. This event is called the

Holocaust.

The Nazis enslaved and murdered millions of other people as

well. Gypsies, people with physical and mental disabilities, Poles,

Soviet prisoners of war, trade unionists, political opponents,

prisoners of conscience, homosexuals, and others were killed in

vast numbers.

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Behind the horrifying facts and figures which dominate understanding of the Holocaust are millions of individuals, who each have a very personal and important story of their own. Eva Clarke was born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria, on 29th April 1945. She and her mother are the only survivors of their family. Students and staff of Cardiff University, and members of the public, have the opportunity to hear Eva’s story and gain a unique insight into the Holocaust. Spaces are limited.

The talk will be held in Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Julian Hodge Building, Cardiff University. All are welcome. Please arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. 

Cardiff History student Hannah Swindells, who is acting as Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador for Wales this year.

Hannah explains the importance of the event:

"I am delighted that Eva Clarke is willing to share her testimony with our community in Cardiff. This is a unique privilege for us all. It is paramount to remember every individual who suffered. Victims and survivors are not facts, they are human beings.  I hope Eva's testimony will inspire this generation to learn more about the Holocaust and stand up against injustice, and in this way, prejudice will not win.'

 

For more information about the Holocaust Educational Trust: http://www.het.org.uk/

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Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre, Julian Hodge Building, Cardiff University

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Open To: Public