A Holocaust survivor’s experiences will be shared at an event at Ramsgate Tunnels next month.
Toby Biber was born in Poland and she would experience Nazism following the invasion of Poland in 1939. She would be sent to ghettos including Krakow, and then shipped to the notorious Plaszow Concentration Camp, whose Kommandant was Amon Goeth.
Toby would then be sent to Auschwitz Birkenau and on to Bergen Belsen.
Toby remained at Belsen until she was liberated. After the war, she would reunite with her two brothers, her only family members that survived the Holocaust. She later married Max, and in 1947, moved to the UK.
The Holocaust Educational Trust is hosting ‘Holocaust and the Home Front’ at Ramsgate Tunnels on Thursday 18th January, 4:45pm-7:45pm, where Toby’s testimony will be shared.
The Trust is partnering with the Association for Jewish Refugees (AJR) and Generation 2 Generation at the event to spread awareness of the Holocaust and Ramsgate’s history during the Second World War.
Regional Ambassador for the Holocaust Educational Trust Samuel Farag said: “The evening will consist of interesting and thought-provoking talks of the Holocaust by listening to the testimony of a Holocaust survivor, learning about Jewish life before, during and after the Second World War and exploring civilian life during World War Two.”
This is a free ticketed event. Due to the nature of the discussions age restrictions apply with no under 14s and 14 – 15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult
Holocaust Memorial Day
Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.