Solomon "Sally" Perel was born in Peine, Germany in 1925 to a German Jewish family. He escaped persecution by the Nazis by masquerading as a non-Jewish German. Loosely based on his autobiography 'Ich war Hitlerjunge Salomon (I was Hitler Youth Salomon)', his life story is told in the 1990 Film "Europa, Europa" which was awarded the Golden Globe for best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for an Academy Award (Oscar) for best screenplay in 1992.

We invite you to three special events to meet and celebrate an extraordinarily courageous man:

Event at the Apartheid Museum
Saturday, 15th of February 2020 at 3 pm
Light Perspectives for Humanity (UN world interfaith harmony week)
Conversation with Sally Perel, Ferial Haffajee, Ayhaan Cetin, Sizwe Mpofu and Roy Gluckman
a collaboration with USPP
Event at Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre
Sunday, 16th of February at 3 pm
In Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Sally Perel
A unique opportunity to ask a survivor about his acclaimed memoirs and personal experiences
Event at Goethe Institut
Wednesday 19th of February at 7 pm
Film Screening of Europa, Europa
Running Time: 1h53
Q & A with Sally Perel after the film screening
This event will be held at the Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood

We are very happy that the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre and the Goethe Institut are partners of this very special visit.