Sunday 29 July
Helen Lewis was a child when she found an old suitcase hidden in a cupboard at home. Inside it were many horrifying photographs—a record of the atrocities committed at Bergen-Belsen. They belonged to her father, Mike, a British paratrooper and combat cameraman who had filmed the camp’s liberation. Those first images of the Nazis’ crimes, shot by Mike Lewis and others, shocked the world.
In The Dead Still Cry Out, Helen uses photographs and film stills to reconstruct her father’s early life and experience of the war. She also explores broader questions; how history and memory are shaped and how anyone can deny the Holocaust in the face of such powerful evidence.
Helen’s book will be launched by Winton Higgins who has cultivated a wide range of interests in his intellectual life; social-democratic theory and genocide studies, with special reference to the Holocaust. He has been a board member of the Australian Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies since its inception in 2000.
Holocaust survivor Olga Horak OAM, who was liberated at Bergen-Belsen by British soldiers, will also say a few words.
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