18 years ago, on May 10, 2005, Sabina van der Linden-Wolanski spoke as a survivor of the Holocaust and guest of honor at the opening of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. In her unforgettable speech, she described herself as “the voice of the six million mistreated and murdered Jews, and the voice of the few who escaped.”
She was the only one of her family to survive the Holocaust in eastern Poland. After the end of the war, she emigrated to Australia in 1950 via silesia and Paris. The fate of her family is part of the exhibition in the Information Center of the Holocaust memorial. In 2010, her autobiography was published under the title »Drang nach Leben«. Sabina van der Linden-Wolanski died on 23 June 2011 in Sydney surrounded by her family. She was 84 years old.
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