Stiftung Brandenburgische Gedenkstätten


Ravensbrück Memorial Museum

Book Presentation and Conversation "Emmie Arbel. The Color of Memory"

11. April 2024 – 17:30 - 19:00 Uhr

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In collaboration with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum warmly invites you to the presentation of the latest graphic novel "Emmie Arbel. The Color of Memory" by Barbara Yelin. This special event will be held in the presence of Emmie Arbel and her nephew and filmmaker Pablo Ben Yakov. The evening will be moderated by Dr. Matthias Heyl, head of the educational department at the Ravensbrück Memorial Museum.

 on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the library of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin

Born in 1937 in The Hague, Emmie Arbel and her Jewish family were deported by the Nazis in 1942. She survived the Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps as a child. When the war ended, she was eight years old. Her parents and grandparents had been murdered in the Holocaust. Emmie and her brothers were adopted by a foster family and lived in the Netherlands. However, this rescue turned out to be a new ordeal for the traumatized child. In 1949, the family emigrated to Israel. In the Kibbutz, Emmie felt isolated and belonging nowhere until she took her life into her own hands as a young woman.

This event is in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and takes place as part of the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp. The complete programme of the anniversary can be found here.

The registration is closed. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Straße der Pariser Kommune 8A, 10243 Berlin


Contactsperson: Petra Fank

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