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Survivor Recollections: Vera Schiff, Writing So We Remember

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Thu, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration   1h

The fourth installment of The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s new online series, Survivor Recollections, will feature a one-on-one discussion between Foundation President and Artistic Director Murry Sidlin and Terezín Survivor Vera Schiff. This intimate conversation will span from recollections of Vera’s time in Terezín, to her post-retirement writing career, to her friendship with fellow Czech, Madeleine Albright. As always, because music is central to The Defiant Requiem Foundation’s mission, the event will include music of Ilse Weber and Carlo Taube – art that was created within the walls of Terezín.

Vera Schiff (née Katz) was born on May 17, 1926, in Prague. In addition to her parents Elsie and Siegfried, and her older sister Eva, 50 members of her extended family lived nearby, all of whom perished in the Holocaust. Vera survived three years at the Terezín Concentration Camp. She documented her experiences, and the experiences of those near to her, in five books including Theresienstadt: The Town the Nazis Gave to the Jews.

Vera was recently awarded the prestigious Order of Canada appointment for her illustrious career as an author, historian and public speaker who is nationally recognized for sharing her moving experiences of the Holocaust. One of Canada’s highest civilian honors, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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