Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies Seminar | Born in Auschwitz and Survived: A Triumph Over Murderers
The Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies presents
Born in Auschwitz and Survived: A Triumph Over Murderers
A Research Seminar with:
Dr George Weisz (School of Humanities, University of New England, Armidale, and University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia)
Emeritus Professor Konrad Kwiet (Macquarie University, University of Sydney and Resident Historian at the Sydney Jewish Museum)
The discovery of Jewish babies who were born in Nazi concentration camps and survived seems miraculous, but this phenomenon did occur toward the end of World War II. The lives of a small group of mothers and surviving children are of both historical and medical interest. This seminar tells the story of 12 mothers, starving and barely surviving, all pregnant, who managed to give birth in camps. Information obtained through direct contact by Dr Weisz with the surviving children forms the basis of the materials discussed in this seminar and related publications.