COMMENT:

A recent poll indicates a widespread lack of knowledge in New Zealand about the Holocaust, raising questions for educators and others.

An awareness of the Holocaust has been with me from a very young age. An aunt married a Polish Jewish survivor. Among their friends, when I was a child, was the beautiful young Zosia Galler (who became the mother of esteemed intensive-care specialists, Aucklanders Dr Les Galler MNZM and Dr David Galler). The story Zosia told my mother, who told me, is recounted in her memoirs, As It Was.

Every story of a survivor is a story of

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