Wednesday 1 May
In this Lunchtime Lecture, Dr Ari Lander will share an intimate conversation with Holocaust survivor and Sydney Jewish Museum volunteer, Egon Sonnenschein.
Egon Sonnenschein was born in 1930 in Ptuj, Slovenia, former Yugoslavia. He was ten and a half years old when the war started. He began his journey from Slovenia to Bosnia/Croatia, escaped the fascist Independt State of Croatia run by the Ustashe in 1942. He made his way to Italian-occupied Slovenia with false identity documents. He was interned as a civilian refugee of the war in Italy before finally finding refuge with a foster family in Switzerland in 1943. He was only reunited with his family in 1945. Egon emigrated to Israel, South Africa and finally came to Australia in 1983.