The Buchenwald Ball
The Buchenwald Boys, who found their various ways to Melbourne, have developed a unique social group, bound by their shared sense of identity, understanding and values. The “Buchenwald Ball” has become symbolic of this group.
Since the early anniversaries of the day of their liberation from Buchenwald, the Melbourne Buchenwald Boys have grieved together and celebrated together. Every year, on 11 April, they continue to say Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer, for their murdered parents and siblings, while raising a glass of whisky to wish one another L’chaim! To life!
And with life as their constant focus, they dance! They dance so that we will not forget.