A childhood in the DP camp Föhrenwald. Contemporary Witness Talk with Abraham Ben

Donnerstag, 31. März 2022, 19:00 – 20:30, Dokumentationszentrum Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung
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A childhood in the DP camp Föhrenwald Contemporary Witness Talk with Abraham Ben

Between 1945 and 1957, there was a camp for Jewish displaced persons in the Upper Bavarian Föhrenwald. In the "last shtetl in Europe", as it was known among the inhabitants, Yiddish was spoken almost exclusively; there was hardly any contact with the German population. Abraham Ben (*1947), son of Polish Holocaust survivors, lived in various DP camps until the age of nine, including a long period in Föhrenwald. In a contemporary witness talk with Dr. Katharina Friedla (Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, Paris), he shares his memories of this special place. With a historical introduction by Dr. Angelika Königseder (Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism of the TU Berlin).


Welcome Dr. Gundula Bavendamm Director Documentation Centre for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation  

Historical Introduction Dr. Angelika Königseder Centre for Research on Anti-Semitism at the TU Berlin

Talk Abraham Ben, Contemporary Witness and Dr. Katharina Friedla, Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah, Paris Admission free

The event will take place under the 3G regulation (tested, vaccinated or recovered). Proof of this must be presented at the entrance. Registration for the event is required via online ticket booking, by email: veranstaltungen@f-v-v.de or by phone: +49 30 206 29 98-0.

Follow this link to the recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STUh1qjOeBo&t=59s