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 is the eighth in our series and the story is that of Zelig Berkhut.
Zelig Burkhut was born in Kraków, Poland in 1927. His experiences in the Płaszów labour camp left him with unfathomable memories. After the war he joined hundreds of other refugees on a three month sea voyage to Australia. He now lives in the Gold Coast.