Sunday 4th November
Hear Holocaust survivor George Grojnowski tell his incredible story of survival.
George was born in Radziejow, Poland in 1927. When the Nazis occupied the town in which he lives, he was months away from celebrating his Bar Mitzvah – a ceremony held when a Jewish boy, aged 13, becomes an ‘adult’. The synagogue that George’s family attended was burned to the ground and all Jewish ceremonies became illegal. So George’s Bar Mitzvah was held in secret.
After being held in Radziejow and Czestochowa ghettos, and Klobuck, Tschenstochau-Rakow and Buchenwald concentration camps, George was liberated in Theresienstadt in 1945.
George says “My birthday is 23 January 1927, but I regard March 1949 as my true birthday, when I came to Australia to build a normal life.”