Monday, 11 January 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day Public Lectures by Eva Clarke and Tom Lawson

Eva Clarke
On 27 January the History group, in partnership with the Newcastle City Council, will host a Holocaust Memorial Day public lecture with guest speaker Eva Clarke, and our own Professor Tom Lawson.

Eva Clarke was born in Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Austria in 1945, three days prior to the collapse of the Third Reich and liberation of the camp by the American Army. Eva and Anka, her mother, were the only remaining survivors, following the death of fifteen other family members in Auschwitz-Birkenau. This inspirational story of the survival of Eva and her mother will recount their harrowing experiences and tortuous journey to the notorious concentration camp and will show how courage and determination helped them to survive in the camp.

Professor Lawson will be speaking about this year’s Holocaust memorial theme, in a talk entitled “Bystanders and the Holocaust”.

One of the most encouraging things about this event is that it was proposed by one of our 1st Year History students, Michaela Crawley who has a working relationship with the Holocaust Memorial Trust.  Michaela will be introducing Eva, and I hope many of you will turn out to this exciting event.

Registration is required and space is limited so please book your place here.

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