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Holocaust survivor speaks to CATS College students

Mon 2 Dec 2013 < Back to listing

Ladislaus Lob shared his fascinating story with CATS Canterbury students on Friday the 30th November

Holocaust survivor Ladislaus Lob shared his story with CATS College Canterbury students. The visit was part of a series of events between Remembrance Day and Holocaust Memorial Day, events that will culminate in students traveling to Krakow, Poland to see the extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Born into a Hungarian Jewish family, his experiences included being imprisoned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and being a part of the infamous Kasztner Train escape plan, which successfully helped a group of Jews escape safely to Switzerland.

Jes See Ng, CATS College Canterbury Student President and one of the fifteen students participating in the trip to Poland, asked professor Lob how easily he re-joined his family after his tumultuous wartime experiences. After listening to his testimony she commented "This has reminded me how important it is to stay in touch with your family. It's amazing that communities can be strong enough to go through something like the Holocaust and then reconnect and recover".



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