We are very excited to be once again hosting an eyewitness history talk in cooperation with the ZeitZeugenBörse, Berlin’s centre for witness to contemporary history. The ZZB has been bringing together eyewitnesses to different periods and moments of history to share their experiences and memories with us. We are excited to welcome back our friend Salomea Genin to The Circus.
Salomea Genin was born in Berlin in 1932 to Polish-Jewish parents. Her and her family fled the Nazis to Australia in 1939. By the early 1950s Salomea was a committed member of the Australian Communist Party, and visited the German Democratic Republic as a delegate of the World Youth Festival. Out of this visit was born a desire to help build an anti-fascist state in East Germany, and in 1963 she moved there. Twenty years later she came to the realisation that she had willingly participated in what was a police state, and in turn this led her to join the political opposition and build a new life, even before the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of East Germany.
Hear her story of exile and the joy and anguish of her multi-faceted homecoming
Wednesday 18th September
Circus Hotel 6pm
Speaker: Salomea Genin
Please sign up at Reception