Concentration Camp survivor reflects on 70 year anniversary of liberation
The University of Wolverhampton will honour Holocaust Memorial Day by holding its annual lecture which this year will feature guest speaker and concentration camp survivor, Mala Tribich.
The event, which is being held on the 28th January at the Millennium City Campus in Wolverhampton, from 5.00 pm until 6.00 pm, will not only feature Holocaust prisoner, Mala Tribich, but will also see local MP, Ian Austin, chairing the occasion.
The annual lecture, which is funded by the Holocaust Educational Trust, is to honour not only the people who survived but also the people who lost their lives, with this year marking 70 years since liberation in 1945.
Mala, who was incarcerated in Ravensbrück concentration camp for several months, before being saved by the British Army, will be sharing her story. Ian Austin, MP for Dudley North, who has links with the Holocaust through his Jewish born father who was adopted out of Nazi ruled Czechoslovakia by an English Family shortly after the invasion, will host the event.
Mala says she is honoured to be able to speak at the lecture and educate people through her experience. She said: “I think it is a positive thing to share your story, whether it is good or bad. Life is all about teaching and learning from one another. The value of Holocaust Memorial Day is to commemorate and to teach the generations that follow us to be on their guard against the denial or repetition of such evil.”
Ian Austin, who is well-known locally for his political work, says he believes it is important not only for him to mark 70 years since liberation, but for others to as well. He said: “It is a pleasure to be asked to chair the lecture. Like many I have a close relation to the Holocaust and I believe it is important to pay tribute to all of those who were affected by the events which took place during the war.”
Tickets for the lecture are limited but can still be booked on a first come, first served basis by emailing: J.Barnett@wlv.ac.uk
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Date Issued: 20th January 2016