13 Oct 2022

Meeting and discussion with Mr Marian TURSKI, one of the few living survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau

From 11:00 till 12:30
Auditorium Copernicus
Natolin (Warsaw) Campus

On Thursday, 13 October 2022, the European Civilisation Chair of the College of Europe in Natolin has the honour to host a special meeting with Mr Marian TURSKIThe event will take place in the Auditorium Copernicus and will be moderated by Prof. Georges MINK.

About the speaker

Marian TURSKI was born in 1926 in Łódź; his birth name was Moshe Turbowicz. The Germans invaded Poland in 1939, and in 1940, Moshe, his parents Eliasz and Helena Rachel, and his younger brother Wolf, were forced into the Lodz ghetto. Moshe attended the ghetto high school and joined a Communist youth group. In August 1944, the Turbowicz family was deported to the Auschwitz killing center, where Moshe’s father and, most likely, his brother were murdered upon arrival. He was later transferred to the Buchenwald concentration camp and was liberated at Theresienstadt after surviving a death march from Buchenwald. Moshe returned to Lodz, where he was reunited with his mother. Later he married Halina, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto. Since the end of World War II, Marian TURSKI has had a distinguished career in Poland as a journalist and Jewish activist.

On 28 January 2021 (annual Holocaust Memorial Ceremony - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust), Mr TURSKI spoke in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York.

For more information contact Ms Anna BANACH.

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