Wednesday 3 January 2024
Holocaust survivor Jack Meister was born in Kielce, Poland in 1928. When the Nazis invaded, he was just 11 years old. This was the end of his education. In 1941 Jack and his family were sent to the Kielce ghetto where Jack was ordered into forced labour. He was transferred to Radom labour camp in 1942, and was later incarcerated in Buchenwald, Auschwitz and Buna concentration camps.
At the age of 18, in April 1945, Jack was liberated by American soldiers. He immigrated to Australia at the end of 1949 to start a new life.
Hear Jack Meister tell his inspiring story of survival as part of our series of conversations with survivors at the Museum this summer.