Don’t miss this once in a life-time donor event, hosted at The Central Synagogue.
The last-surviving Nazi Hunter – Beate Klarsfeld
will take you on a journey back more than sixty years, where she confronted, and exposed Nazi war criminals, tracking them down to their hiding places.
It is the Klarsfelds 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, brought the Vichy police chief Maurice Papon to justice.
was born in 1939 in Germany. Over the past half-century, she and her husband Serge have hunted, confronted, prosecuted, and exposed Nazi war criminals all over the world. They are recipients of France’s Legion of Honour and Germany’s Federal Order of Merit, both nations’ highest honors for civilians, and they were named UNESCO ambassadors of genocide prevention by the United Nations in 2015. They have spent their lives dedicated to the pursuit of justice and the preservation of memory.
You have to address the history of your own people.
So afterwards I tried to campaign”
Beate Klarsfeld, 2015
born in 1965, is the son of Serge and Beate Klarsfeld. He describes being involved in their work as Nazi hunters from the age of three, when his mother took him with her to public demonstrations. He studied law in Paris and New York, and began his career at the Paris bar in 1989. He spent most of the 1990s in the United States, and, upon returning to France, joined his father’s law firm and became the defender of the Sons and Daughters of Jewish Deportees from France. Arno is a campaigner against anti-semitism and the far right in France today and advocates for the trial of war criminals in Rwanda and Kosovo.
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 has 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, 15 Bon Accord Ave, Bondi NSW
Join us for an intimate dinner where Beate & Serge Klarsfeld will recount their story, including a Q&A session
Please register your interest by emailing email@example.com or phoning 1300 683 653 to receive further information regarding this event.
THE JOINT OPERATES IN 5 MAIN AREAS
- Helping the World’s Neediest Jews in the former Soviet Union (FSU), Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and in India
- Empowering all Israelis
- Building Jewish Life & Leaders
- Rescuing Jews in Danger
- Tikun Olam – helping the non-Jewish world in times of natural disaster