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The Refusal to be Vanquished

Dorit Oliver-Wolff, Rosa Lipworth

28/02/2017 2:30 pm
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Refusing to be defined by the tragic events of WW2, two remarkable women reveal their inimitable life stories. Patron of the Arts Rosa Lipworth and Dorit Oliver-Wolff, whose memoir From Yellow Star to Pop Star recounts the story of her rise to fame in post-war Berlin, talk to author and journalist Anne Sebba.

In Association with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

This event has live speech-to-text subtitling provided by StageTEXT.

Rosa Lipworth

Rosa Lipworth was awarded a CBE for her services to charity in the 2010 New Year\'s Honours.

Dorit Oliver-Wolff

Dorit Oliver-Wolff was born in Hungary and lived through the horrors of WW2 to become a popular singer. Her first book recounts how she and her mother survived the years of terror.

Anne Sebba


Anne Sebba: award winning biographer, historian and author of eleven books. Her latest book is Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy published in the UK and US in 2021. In 2016 Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940’s was the winner of the 2016 Franco-British Society book prize. Previously Anne wrote That Woman, a biography of Wallis Simpson and the scandal of the 1936 abdication crisis based on her discovery of a secret cache of letters. A former Reuters Foreign Correspondent, Anne is a broadcaster and regularly appears on television talking about her books. She is a former chair of Britain's 10,000 strong Society of Authors and lecturer who gives talks to a variety of audiences in the US and UK as well as on cruises and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.

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