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Thursday
12
APR

Survivor Speaker - Janine Webber

13:00
14:30

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The Centre is delighted to announce that Janine Webber will be speaking on Thursday 12th April 2018 between 13.00 p.m. and 14.30 p.m. The Centre will be open from 10.00 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. to allow members of the public to visit the exhibitions and memorial gardens.

Janine was born in Poland in 1932. When the Germans invaded in 1941 persecution of the Jews began immediately. Janine and her family had to leave their apartment and had to move into a room in a shared house in preparation for the establishment of a ghetto. The living conditions were appalling, and the family lived in constant fear of raids. While they were living here Janine's father was shot.

Eventually Janine and the other surviving members of her family were forced into a ghetto. Her mother died of typhus aged just 29. Other members of her extended family also fell victim to disease, or were deported to an extermination camp.