History Society Invite Holocaust Survivor Joanna Millan to Manchester Met

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Holocaust Survivor Joanna Millan

The Manchester Met History Society welcomes Holocaust Survivor to the university next week to talk about her experiences at a very special charity event.

Joanna was born into a Jewish family in Berlin, 1942. In early 1943, Joanna’s father was taken from the streets and sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Joanna was younger than 18-months-old when her and her mother were sent to Theresienstadt concentration camp in Prague.

Humanity Hallows spoke to George Flanagan, Chair of the Manchester Met History Society, about the significance of Joanna’s visit. He said, “This event is a great opportunity to hear the unique and emotional stories of Holocaust Survivor Joanna Millan. Joanna is a part of a handful of survivors remaining so any opportunity to hear her story is priceless.”We Remember

The event will take place in the Sandra Burslem building on Wednesday 17th February at 1pm, with all proceeds donated to the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET). Tickets for the can be purchased from the online Union shop, with all proceeds going to the Holocaust Educational Trust. Alternatively, you can pay via Met Card at the Righton Building.

Copies of Joanna’s book We Remember: Child Survivors of the Holocaust Speak will also be available to purchase.

The HET was established in 1988. The Trust’s aims are to educate young people from every background about the Holocaust and the important lessons to be learned for today.

To find out more about the Manchester Met History Society and future events follow them on Twitter @MMUHistorySoc or join the MMU History Society Facebook group.

For more information about the HET visit

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