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Sunday, January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm AEDT
Join us at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum for the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from Holocaust survivor Prof Gilah Leder AM .
Gilah was born in the Netherlands in 1941. At the time of her birth, the Nazis had already taken control of the Netherlands. Gilah was 16 months old when her parents made the courageous decision to send her to live under an assumed identity with a non-Jewish family for her survival. The Zwanikken family looked after Gilah for two and a half years. Gilah often had to hide when guests came over and remained indoors to avoid suspicion. When she reunited with her biological parents after the war, she found it difficult to part with her foster family. Gilah maintained contact with them, even after her family and Gilah came to Australia in 1953.
On 21 January, Gilah will share her experiences first-hand. Don’t miss this opportunity to be inspired by her story of kindness, bravery and resilience.