EDJC 2023 > A Testimony of Survival: A Meeting with Bernard Offen, a Concentration Camp Survivor A series of events*
A Testimony of Survival: A Meeting with Bernard Offen, a Concentration Camp Survivor
A series of events*
European Days of Jewish Culture 2023**
Thursdays, September 28th, and October 12th at 6pm
We would like to invite you to unique meetings with Bernard Offen, a true hero and a Holocaust Survivor. The meetings will be a chance to get to know the life story of Mr. Offen, but also to understand the deep human strength and resilience in the most difficult circumstances.
During the meetings Mr. Bernard Offen will share his personal story from the times, when he was a little boy living in the district of Podgórze and the difficult time he had to survive during the Second World War. We will get to know his childhood memories, hear more about his parents, brothers, and friends, but also his painful experiences from the ghetto and concentration camps such as Plaszow, Auschwitz, and Birkenau.
Bernard Offen will not only share his painful life story but also tell us more about determination and courage, which allowed him to survive and go beyond the borders of human suffering. His story could be an inspiration to all of us who are searching for hope in difficult times.
The meetings will be also an occasion for asking questions about more detailed aspects of Mr. Offen's life story and for learning from his experiences.
We would like to invite all of those who want to listen to an amazing story of survival, which underlines the value of love, respect, and compassion, which can survive the most difficult moments of the history of humankind.
Led by: Adam Musiał
Free admission, space is limited (80 seats).
* We reserve the right of changing this on-site event to an online live broadcast.
** This meeting is part of the pan-European cultural festival: The European Days of Jewish Culture 2023, which is organized by the European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ). The Polish part of this program is co-organized by The Taube Center for Jewish Life & Learning.
18:00 - 20:00
Jewish Community Centre Krakow