EDJC 2023 > Online meeting with Dr. Ryszard Haber, author of the book “Still Here: A Memoir”
Richard Haber was born in Poland in 1933, the year Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. As a child in the Kraków ghetto, he narrowly escaped death before running away with his parents and starting a risky life on the run.
The family was finally captured, sent on a forced march to Auschwitz, escaped and hid until the end of the war.
Arriving in Australia with little education and even poorer English (knowledge of French, Italian, Polish and Russian was of little help), Haber immediately left the horrors of Europe behind him and started a new life. He married, had children and became a respected cardiologist. He is now 90 and still works part-time.
The meeting promoting the book with memoirs of Richard Habra will be combined with a discussion about his history and the impact of difficult memories in later life, as well as the role of memories as a historical source.
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Galicia Jewish Museum