‘How life can go on’
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Who this event is for
Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall, G.02, Clerici, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
In recognition of Holocaust Memorial Day, Brookes Union, Oxford Brookes Jewish Society and Department of History, Philosophy and Culture welcome Holocaust Survivor John Fieldsend.
Born in 1931 in Czechoslovakia
in a typical liberal Jewish family, John lived both in Czechoslovakia and
Germany. All was well until the mid-thirties when the Nazi anti-semitic
programme was beginning to bite.
He came to England in 1939 with
the Kindertransport through the work of Nicholas Winton, and was fostered into
an English family. His parents and most of his family died in Auschwitz and
Mr. Fieldsend speaks regularly
at The Holocaust Centre Beth Shalom in Nottinghamshire, and in schools for the
Holocaust Education Trust and with other agencies. He has also spoken for the
Aegis Trust on their Equality and Diversity programme, and has degrees in
Electrical Engineering from Nottingham University and in Theology from London