The Shadows of Shoah Exhibition was launched in 2013 by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Since then it has toured museums, galleries and public spaces the length of New Zealand.
27 January is United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Over this week Shalom.Kiwi will post a survivor story each day to raise awareness of this important event – an event that becomes increasingly important as survivors pass and as anti-Semitism re-emerges. We invite readers to share these stories with their networks via social media.
Today, the story is that of Moshe Orgad.
Moshe Orgad compares his experience of the Holocaust to the movie ‘Defiance’. As a young boy, he was taken in by Serbian villagers who joined the partisans in the snowy forests of Serbia. After the war he immigrated to Israel and served in the Israeli army. While serving as the Israeli attache to Haile Selassie in Ethiopia, he met his future wife, New Zealander Michele Orgad. He moved to New Zealand with Michele and their three Israeli born children in 1988.