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February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£3 - £6
Rosemary grew up as the daughter of a Czech immigrant in post-war UK and Canada. She was unaware of her father’s Jewish identity and of what really happened to his absent relatives. After her father’s death, she felt compelled to discover the truth about his family. Tracing her aunt Relly, who had emigrated to Australia after surviving Auschwitz, was a significant turning point in her life and her new book Finding Relly is about her journey, both personal and logistical.Rosemary will also talk about using her book to educate schoolchildren about the Holocaust.
Rosemary Schonfeld toured the world throughout the 1980s with her band Ova. She is a professional musician and composer based in Devon. She has recorded and produced/co-produced six albums, co-run a recording studio, devised a teaching package for percussionists, and is currently working on a rock opera. She has published an illustrated book of Nonsense Poetry, Standing on Your Head, and short stories.
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