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Monday, June 17 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
"Arigato gozaimasu Sugihara-san!" (Thank you, Mr Sugihara!)

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In only a few months in 1940, Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara helped 6,000 Jews escape Hitler, spending 18–20 hours per day hand-writing transit visas for them. Marcel Weyland is one of the last two Holocaust survivors in Australia saved by one of these visas. Hear him being interviewed by Professor Konrad Kwiet about his lucky escape during WWII, his subsequent internment in Shanghai, and how he has built a successful life in Australia.

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Konrad Kwiet

Resident historian, Sydney Jewish Museum
Professor Kwiet is a historian of the Holocaust who has worked in universities and museums around the world, including Oxford, Heidelberg, Frankfurt, Berlin, Israel, and Washington DC. Born in Germany, he has lived in Australia since 1976 and has held academic positions at UNSW, Macquarie... Read More →

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Marcel Weyland

Marcel was born in Lodz. Thanks to a Sugihara visa, he fled Europe and survived WWII, settling in Sydney in 1946. Marcel has been recognised worldwide for his translations of Polish texts, including 'Echoes: Poems of the Holocaust'. He has received the Medal of the Order of Australia... Read More →

Monday June 17, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Room 8

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