Talk: Speaking across the divide – Growing up in the shadow of the Holocaust

Image courtesy of Derek Niemann

  • Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building,University of Plymouth Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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A Historical Association and University of Plymouth History Department talk. 

To commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day, we welcome Dr Noemie Lopian and Derek Niemann.

Holocaust educator Dr Noemie Lopian is the daughter of Dr Ernst Israel Bornstein, a survivor of seven concentration camps. Noemie translated and published her father’s book, The Long Night, which gives the account of his four years in the camps. Natural History writer and Guardian columnist, Derek Niemann, published his book A Nazi in the Family in 2018, further to uncovering his grandfather’s role as a Nazi SS Officer and manager of slave labour when researching his family history back in 2012.

Descendants from opposite sides of this story, a desire for mutual understanding has brought Noemie and Derek together to share their very different experiences, shed light on their family stories, and show why the Holocaust still has lessons for us all today

Date: Thursday 30 January
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free for Historical Association members /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to to 18’s and under with YAP

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