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Rosa Lipworth and Dorit Oliver-Wolff The Refusal to be Vanquished

5 December 2016 - 1:31pm -- miranda
Festival EventsTuesday, February 28

Rosa Lipworth and Dorit Oliver-Wolff The Refusal to be Vanquished




Rosa Lipworth
Dorit Oliver-Wolff
Chair: Anne Sebba

This event took place on Tuesday 28 February 2017 as part of Jewish Book Week 2017. To watch a video of this event, click here.

Refusing to be defined by the tragic events of WW2, two remarkable women reveal their inimitable life stories. Patron of the Arts Rosa Lipworth and Dorit Oliver-Wolff, whose memoir From Yellow Star to Pop Star recounts the story of her rise to fame in post-war Berlin, talk to author and journalist Anne Sebba.

In Association with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

This event has live speech-to-text subtitling provided by StageTEXT.

Rosa Lipworth

Rosa Lipworth was awarded a CBE for her services to charity in the 2010 New Years Honours. A child of the Holocaust, she was hidden during the war in Brittany by her Catholic stepmother. 

Dorit Oliver-Wolff

Dorit Oliver-Wolff has led a remarkable life. Born a Hungarian Jew, she danced in front of the future king of Yugoslavia at just four years old; by six years old she was in hiding from the German soldiers who were rounding up and transporting her fellow Jews to concentration camps around Europe. Her first book recounts how she and her mother survived years of terror.

Anne Sebba

Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, radio presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written eight acclaimed books including That Woman and Jennie Churchill and is Chair of the Society of Authors.