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University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

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The Holocaust had a huge impact that continues to this day. Eva Clarke was born into Mauthausen concentration camp and tells her story.

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For Holocaust Memorial Day 2020, the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education presents an illuminating and memorable insight into the continuing impact of the Holocaust. Eva Clarke was born into Mauthausen concentration camp with very little chance to survive. She tells her incredible story and reminds us once again of why these events must not be forgotten.

Running from 6.30pm-7.30pm at the beautiful Madingley Hall, this free event is a lecture and Q & A session given by Eva Clarke and hosted by Dr Gilly Carr, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and member of the UK delegation of IHRA (International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance). If you would like to continue the discussion after the event you are very welcome to join us in our Terrace Bar, where meals and drinks are available to purchase.

Born Survivors by Wendy Holden which features Eva's story will be available to purchase on the night for £9.00. Cash sales are preferred.

Eva Clarke was born in Mauthausen concentration camp, Austria, on 29th April 1945. She and her mother were almost the only survivors of their family, 15 members of whom were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau & one who died in Terezin: three of Eva’s grandparents, her father, uncles, aunts and her 8 year old cousin, Peter.

If the Nazis had not run out of gas for the gas chambers on 28th April 1945 and if the American Army hadn’t liberated Mauthausen just days later, neither mother or baby would have survived.

Anka and Eva returned to Prague, where Anka married Eva’s stepfather in February 1948. That same year they emigrated to the UK and settled in Cardiff. In 1968 Eva married an academic lawyer and has been living in Cambridge ever since. They have two sons and four grandchildren.

For further information about courses at the Institute of Continuing Education, please see www.ice.cam.ac.uk

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