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Yehuda koren Yehuda Koren
Eilat negev Eilat Negev

Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev

Giants: The Dwarfs of Auschwitz

6:00pm | Wednesday 20 March 2013
Tickets:Duration:Venue:
£11 - £--1 HourChrist Church: Festival Room 2
About this Event:

The only family that entered the Auschwitz death camps and lived to tell the tale was the Ovitz family. The Lilliput Troupe, a successful family of actors and singers, seven of whom were dwarfs, was doubly condemned for being Jewish and disabled. Ironically, it was the dwarfism that saved them as the notorious Dr Joseph Mengele separated them out and experimented on them in an effort to discover the cause of the birth of dwarfs. Writer and journalist Yehuda Koren and co-author Eilat Negev spoke to the last surviving member of the Lilliput Troupe and other Auschwitz survivors to tell their remarkable story.