16 September 2018 Published in Events

“My Liberation from Theresienstadt” - Lecture by Pavel Hoffmann.

Pavel Hoffmann after his liberation and today.
Pavel Hoffmann after his liberation and today.
Type: Lecture
Date: Friday, September 21st, 2018
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Jewish Prayer Room Museum

Among the 1,200 Jewish Concentration Camp prisoners who were allowed to leave for Switzerland shortly before the end of World War I, was the five-year-old Czech orphan, Pavel Hoffmann.

In 1943 he had been deported to Theresienstadt together with his mother, who in that same year died of hunger and illness. One year previously his father had been shot in Prague by the German occupiers.

The sickly boy was moved from refugee camp to refugee camp in Switzerland after which he returned to Prague where some surviving relatives were living. There he grew up, studied and married before emigrating to Germany with his wife and children just before the crushing of the Prague Spring in 1968.

Pavel Hoffmann will speak of his life and his struggle against modern antisemitism on
Friday, September 21st 2018
Address: Jewish Prayer Room Museum in
Fürstabt.Gerbert-Str.2, 72160 Horb ( near Ihlinger Tor).
Admission is free.

Admission: free
Address: Fürstabt.Gerbert-Str.2, 72160 Horb ( near Ihlinger Tor).