A Fate That Will Follow Our Families Most Likely for Several Generations. Two Holocaust survivors and their daughters talk
Livia Fränkel and Elisabeth Kischinowski Masur are close friends and share a very similar fate: Both girls were raised in Jewish families, one in Hungary, the other in Czechoslovakia. Both were deported to Auschwitz, both were seperated from most of their family members there, who were killed on the spot. Both girls were left with only a sister and had to go through several concentration camps including satellite camps of Neuengamme as well as Bergen-Belsen. But while Livia Fränkel and her sister Hédi could stay together until the liberation, Elisabeths sister died after a few months in Auschwitz.
After the liberation, Livia, her sister Hédi and Elisabeth among many other survivors were brought to Sweden for convalescence. They decided to stay there and raise there own families. After one year Elisabeth got to know that her brother Emerich had survived and was living in Italy. She encouraged him to come to Sweden, too.
Together with their daughters Titti Fränkel and Mirjam Melzer Masur Livia and Elisabeth will talk about their persecution, the loss of their families, about how they survived several Nazi concentration camps and how this affected not only their own lives but the lives of their family members until today.
Moderation: Ulrike Jensen, historian and employee of the Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.
The event will be in English only
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Eine Veranstaltung der KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme in Kooperation mit der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.