Lunchtime Lecture – A conversation with Holocaust survivor George Grojnowski
Wednesday 18th October
This is a unique opportunity to hear a conversation between Holocaust survivor George Grojnowski and Dr Ari Lander, discussing George’s life before, during and after the Holocaust.
George was born in Radziejow, Poland on February 1, 1927. He survived the Radziejow Ghetto, Czestochowa Ghetto, Rakow Labour Camp and Buchenwald. He was finally liberated on a Death March to Theresienstadt.
George Grojnowski donated his concentration camp uniform to the Sydney Jewish Museum and it is currently on display.
“… We were requested to get rid of our jackets because it was all with lice…. it was something that I can’t explain, I just felt I had to save something to show where I was…. I just knew I had to do it to be able to – even for myself – to remind myself what I went through in the five years I was interned by the Nazis. I was interned when I was thirteen…. I had the foresight to sort of bring something to prove how we were treated and what it means to me to have my uniform, that I was only a number, but as a number I still survived.”