The Joint Australia honours

Beate Klarsfeld: the last surviving Nazi Hunter

Sunday 10th November 2019
The Central Synagogue, 15 Bon Accord Ave, Bondi

Let Beate Klarsfeld take you on a journey back more than sixty years, during which she and her husband Serge hunted, confronted, and exposed Nazi war criminals, tracking them down to their hiding places.

It is they who uncovered the notorious Klaus Barbie, “the Butcher of Lyon”, in Bolivia. It is they who outed Kurt Lischka as the man responsible for the largest deportation of French Jews. And it is they who, with the help of their son, Arno – who is also joining us in Australia, brought the Vichy police chief Maurice Papon to justice.

Klarsfeld Family Facts

  • In 1979, Beate travelled to Damascus in search of Eichmann’s right-hand man, Alois Brunner, responsible for the deportations of some 140,000 European Jews. She found him and alerted the Syrian government, which arrested and deported her. Brunner was eventually tried in absentia in France, and convicted; his death confirmed in 2014.
  • The Klarsfelds have persisted, in spite of numerous arrests, threats and extreme peril such as the bombing of their car and letter bomb campaigns against them.
  • This Nazi hunting family have all been awarded many medals and honours, including Israeli Citizenship, the French Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, and a medal from French President Nicolas Sarkozy.


Donor Gala Event (pledge required)

When: Sunday 10th November, 6pm – 8.30pm
Venue: The Central Synagogue Youth Campus & Art Garden

Join us for an intimate dinner where Beate Klarsfeld will recount her story, including a Q&A session

As a German – you can’t just remain…
You have to address the history of your own people.
So afterwards I tried to campaign
Beate Klarsfeld, 2015


Please register your interest by emailing or phoning 1300 683 653 to receive further information regarding the gala event.

Download the Beate Klarsfeld 2019 Promotional Flyer.

In addition to the Gala Event, Beate will also be presented with a humanitarian award during the Shabbat morning service at The Central Synagogue on the 9th November.

Don’t miss these opportunities to hear Beate’s story.