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Driving to Treblinka - Nelson Arts Festival

Driving to Treblinka - Nelson Arts Festival

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  • Sat 13 Oct ’18, 1:30pm – 2:30pm


The Granary, Founders Historic Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson


All Ages

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  • Full (price excludes TicketDirect service fee): $16.00

Join 2018 Ockham Award winner Diana Wichtel in conversation with Elizabeth Knox about her long search to find out what happened to her father.

Canadian-born Wichtel’s search for her father, who had miraculously survived the Holocaust, became an obsession as she painstakingly uncovered information about his past. Her story is a deep reflection on the meaning of family, the trauma of loss, and the insistence of memory.

Is it better to know, or more bearable not to?
Diana Wichtel is a multi-award-winning journalist, and a feature writer and television critic at New Zealand Listener. After gaining a Master of Arts at the University of Auckland, she tutored English before launching into a career in journalism.

She is a former columnist at New Zealand Herald, television reviewer for Radio Live, and dialogue writer for television. She was awarded a 2016 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship. She lives in Auckland with her partner, Chris Barton.

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