Wednesday 27 February
In this Lunchtime Lecture, Dr George Moishe Weisz will shed light on the horrific conditions under which female prisoners gave birth in concentration camps. He will discuss the ‘choice less choices’ Jewish doctors, nurses and inmates faced when killing or saving mothers and babies. Dr Weisz will present 12 survival stories and show how these ‘baby-survivors’ triumphed over murderers.
Born in the Transylvanian province of Romania, Dr George Moishe Weisz, is a child survivor of the Holocaust. He studied medicine in Israel, specialising in orthopedic and spinal surgery. Family connections brought him to Australia where he emerged as a prolific writer combining the worlds of science, medicine, arts and history. He re-entered university life as a mature-aged student, obtaining academic degrees and fellowships. Dr Weisz published well over 150 articles and several books. Many of them explore largely unknown themes of the Holocaust.