Dita Gould was an eleven-year-old child when the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944 and overturned her peaceful family life. Separated from her parents and responsible for her little sister, she suffered deprivations and nearly starved, but survived with indomitable spirit and courage. Reunited with her parents after the war, she migrated with her family to Australia, where her father was able to start a new business and settle to create a successful life.
In her first full-length book, written in her late 80s, Dita has shared her remarkable life journey, documenting a period of history that should never be forgotten.
‘An extraordinary woman with an incredible story.’ – Harry Borden
‘… attractive, intelligent, vivacious, brave, determined and full of enthusiasm.’ – Harry R Lew
‘Nothing stops the amazing Dita! What a wonderful example to others of resilience and positivity!’ – Ron Raab
About the author: Dita may never have completed her schooling, but she has been an avid reader and storyteller. As a member of the Child Survivors of the Holocaust group, she has spoken publicly about her experiences. She is also a speaker for Courage to Care, whose mission is to prevent discrimination and bullying through educational programs for children.
Dita and her son Robert founded Gould Galleries, a prominent art gallery in South Yarra. Dita has been a passionate and tireless advocate for many causes. She was recently recognised as the 2019 JNF Australia Blue Box Worker of the Year for her fundraising efforts. She lives in Melbourne.
Learn more about Dita at https://ditagould.com/about-us