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A jewish witness from Cologne reports on his escape from Nazis

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Discover your city Group
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Wed 08 Nov 19:00 - 21:00

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Kurt Marx was born Protected content Cologne as the only child of Siegmund and Irma Marx. Although his parents strove for a joint emigration to the United States, they first supported the departure of their son to England. Protected content came to London with a child transport organized by Dr. Erich Klibansky, director of the Yavne. The parents of Kurt Marx could not save themselves. They were deported in July Protected content Maly Trostenez and murdered there.

Only through the book publication of the couple Corbach in the late Protected content did Kurt Marx learn about the fate of his parents. With 89 years he flies to Minsk for the first time.

Kurt Marx vividly recalls his hometown of Cologne: The school, which also marked discrimination for a child, the preparation for emigration and the visits of the numerous relatives – of whom "half of them were sent away and killed and the Others are scattered all over the world. You can only wonder how this could happen? "

Kurt Marx tells of his life with memories and open questions.

Presenter Larissa Schmitz

An accompanying programme for the Special exhibition "Extermination Maly Trostenez. History and Memory "

Price: €4.50 | Reduced: €2.00