The refugee experience in New Zealand: Two unique perspectives
As part of the Children’s Holocaust Memorial, we will hold a series of presentations and panel discussions on broader social and human rights issues,
- Date: Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Free. You don't need to book.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Two personal stories of seeking refuge
Hear two personal stories of what it is like to seek refuge in New Zealand. This talk will provide a fascinating historical perspective and insight into the refugee experience.
Inge Woolf came to New Zealand as a Holocaust refugee in the 1950s, Ibrahim Omer in 2008 from war-torn Eritrea.
Over 50 years apart, these two personal stories of seeking refuge in New Zealand provide a fascinating historical perspective and
insight into the refugee experience.
All forums will be live-streamed on the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s Facebook page.
About the speakers
Tracey Barnett will moderate this session. Tracey is a journalist and former Executive Member of the Refugee Councill of New Zealand.
Ibrahim Omer is a former refugee who arrived in New Zealand in 2008 through the refugee quota. He is the Chair of the Change Makers Refugee Forum.
Inge Woolf survived the Holocaust and is a co-founder of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.