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Surviving the Holocaust literally due to having been born in Newry is the topic of an online presentation in January by Public Records Office NI.

The event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be presented by Norwegian born, Lill Fanny Saether and will detail how her mother survived the Holocaust.

Elsie Mendel/Mendle
Elsie Mendel/Mendle

This is the powerful and moving story of how Lill’s mother, Elsie Mendel/Mendle, and other family members survived the round-up of Jews in Nazi occupied Oslo. By being born in Newry, Elsie’s passport literally saved her life. Lill will share how the family were smuggled to Sweden and reflect on those Norwegians who risked their lives to save Jews. Lill also tells the harrowing fate of those family members who ended up at Auschwitz. This presentation will be illustrated using family papers and photographs. 

This event is taking place on Zoom. Registration closes one hour before the event and an invite link will be sent to everyone registered one hour before the beginning of the event.

Register at Eventbrite at WWW.EVENTBRITE.CO.UK

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