The Buchenwald bond

SEVENTY-ONE years since the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany, approximately 150 people gathered to celebrate the contingent of survivors fondly known as the Buchenwald Boys.

Sunday evening marked the Buchenwald Ball, a long-running tradition in which the Boys and their families rejoice the anniversary of their liberation on April 11, 1945.

Held at the Adele Southwick Hall at St Kilda Hebrew Congregation, the evening included dinner, dancing and entertainment. Organiser and second-generation survivor Sandi Rapoport said the night was ­“amazing”

Full report by PHOEBE ROTH in the Australian Jewish News

[Feature Image by Peter Haskin shows from left: Joe Kaufman, Kuba Enoch, Henry Salter, Emil Kopel, Jack Unikoski, Szaja Chaskiel and Salek Roth.]