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Lecture

Trudy Gold
1945 - 1947: The Survivors of the Holocaust and Zionism, Part 1

Thursday 11.07.2024

Summary

The horrors of the Holocaust did not subside with the liberation of the concentration camps. Survivors who attempted to return home, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, learned their property had been stolen, faced horrifying antisemitism, and were frequently murdered. This lecture explores survivors’ attempts to flee to Palestine amidst the restrictive British mandate. Part 1 of 2.

Trudy Gold

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Trudy Gold was the CEO of the London Jewish Cultural Centre and a founding member of the British delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). Throughout her career she taught modern Jewish history at schools, universities, and to adult groups and ran seminars on Holocaust education in the UK, Eastern Europe, and China. She also led Jewish educational tours all over the world. Trudy was the educational director of the student resources “Understanding the Holocaust” and “Holocaust Explained” and the author of The Timechart History of Jewish Civilization.