This morning our team were honoured to photograph another event featuring numerous Holocaust survivors, as JW3 hosted a brunch for young professionals to hear these fascinating life stories and chilling testimonies first hand.
Justin Cohen, News Editor of the Jewish News, posed questions to Holocaust survivors in an on-stage Q and A, which really touched on numerous topics, including the Holocaust, forgiveness, tolerance and activism. This was followed by an informal brunch, each of these wonderful survivors joining a table of young professionals for pastries, fruit and Shakshuka by the fantastic Zest restaurant. The format worked amazingly, as the initial Q and A provided so many thought provoking questions that attendees could then ask in person, in a more intimate setting around their table.
Giving up their time to educate about their experiences were Ziggi Shipper, Malla Tribich, Renee Salt, Lily Ebert, George Vulkan, Susan Pollack and Eve Kugler. One of the questions posed by Justin was what the survivors wanted people to take away from this experience, how they could keep the flame of remembrance burning bright. Answers ranged from simply sharing it verbally with family and friends, to bringing a Holocaust survivor in to their workplace for a short talk.
We have our own follow up project for any readers of our blog. In a world where Holocaust denial seems increasingly rife, and where the blanket term ‘Holocaust Survivors’ is so widely used, we would like readers to remember the name of one of these remarkable people who came to JW3 this morning, and look into their story: Ziggi Shipper, Malla Tribich, Renee Salt, Lily Ebert, George Vulkan, Susan Pollack, Eve Kugler.
Here are a few images from a fantastic event. Well done to all the team at JW3, and indeed Olivia Marks-Woldman, the Chief Executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, for making this happen…
L-R: Ziggi Shipper, Malla Tribich, Renee Salt, Lily Ebert, George Vulkan, Susan Pollack and Eve Kugler