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FULL Lecture: The boy who drew Auschwitz


The start of the new year often comes with a lot of resolutions. Perhaps you would like to invest more time in books? Then our next book presentation of ‘The boy who drew Auschwitz’ is a good start.

As a Jewish teenager, Thomas Geve was deported to Auschwitz. Here he performed forced labour until the end of WWII. During the liberation, he was too weak to leave immediately. Therefore, he was cared for there for weeks and filled his time with drawing his experiences. He wrote out his memories. The result is ‘The boy who drew Auschwitz’.

Judy Cohn will be our guest. She is the half-sister of writer Thomas Geve, who is now in Israel. She will tell this gripping story with great dedication. She will be accompanied by Veerle Vanden Daelen (Deputy Director, Coordinator Collections & Research).

The lecture is free, but registration is required.


  • Sunday 23.01.2022, 2pm
  • English
  • Fourth floor, auditorium
  • 1 hour
  • Free
  • Full. You can put yourself on the waiting list via People on this list will be contacted on Friday 21 January if a place has become available.