Hear a Witness: Sarah Saaroni OAM

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Join us at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum for the rare opportunity to hear first-hand from  Holocaust survivor Sarah Saaroni OAM. 

Sarah was born in Lublin, Poland in 1926. Soon after the German invasion her family moved into the Lublin Ghetto. When deportations began Sarah and her family went into hiding in a nearby village.

Her parents told her to pretend to be Christian and go with other Poles to work in Germany.

For the next few years Sarah lived under false identities as a Christian labourer. She escaped capture several times. At the end of the war Sarah returned to Lublin but found no family there. She eventually reunited with one brother.

Sarah met her husband in Palestine in 1946. They married in 1948, where another brother had lived since before the war. Sarah arrived in Australia in 1953.

Join us at the Melbourne Holocaust Museum on 6 August to meet Sarah and learn about her experiences.

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