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Meet Our Board

Shadows of Shoah Trust is an incorporated charitable trust and is registered with the Charities Commmission with donee status (registration CC48205). The trustees appear below.

Shadows of Shoah Trust is nonsectarian and has been established for the purpose of Holocaust and antisemitism education. 

For further information please make contact.

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Robert Narev MNZM, BA, LLB - Chairman
Robert was born in Germany and is a survivor of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. He is a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit and serves on a number of charitable trusts. Robert is past president of the Auckland District Society of Notaries.

Robert has served as President of Auckland Hebrew Congregation and Chairman of United Synagogues of NZ. He and his wife Freda, also a Holocaust survivor, are actively involved in Holocaust education. They live in Auckland, New Zealand.


David Robinson, Honorary Consul for Israel, Auckland
David is a former Associate Judge of the High Court of New Zealand and a former District Court Judge. He serves as Honorary Consul for Israel, Auckland. 

David is New Zealand born and lives in Auckland with his wife Yvonne.


Leanne Wickham
Leanne is Director of Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt, Wellington, and comes with over 15 years experience in the museum and art gallery sector. Since assuming the directorship at Whirinaki she has doubled visitor numbers.

Leanne holds a Batchelor of Arts (Hons) and a Diploma of Museum Studies. She has worked at the Dowse Art Museum, Petone Settlers Museum, Capital E, Te Papa Tongarewa National Services, and the National Science and Technology Road Show Trust. 

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Professor Dov Bing
Dov is a Professor at Waikato University, NZ. His areas of expertise include European integration and Middle Eastern politics (Al Qaeda, Islamic fundamentalism, and the Arab/Israeli conflict). He has lectured on Holocaust denial at Yad VaShem and Bar Ilan Universities.

Dov was born in the Netherlands in 1939. He lost extended family at Sobibor and Auschwitz and his father, betrayed by Nazi collaborators, was murdered whilst attempting to escape.


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John Barnett ONZM
John is a prolific film producer and has produced or executive produced many of NZ's most successful works including Whale Rider, Sione's Wedding, Footrot Flats and What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.

John was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2003 and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Commerce by Victoria University, for his contribution to New Zealand film and television.


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Henk Hoogvliet

Henk has lived in Queenstown, New Zealand, for thirty years. Henk developed a successful real estate business, is now retired, but remains active on a number of Christian trusts. He lives with his wife Anneka.

Henk is a student of the Holocaust and is deeply concerned by resurgent antisemitism. His father, who also lives in Queenstown, was a teenager in WW2 Holland and personally witnessed what he describes as "the absolute and unadulterated terror" of the Jewish community.


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Perry Trotter

Perry is a fourth generation New Zealander and is the founder and creator of Shadows of Shoah. In May 2015 he attended the Global Forum For Combatting Antisemitism, staged by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem.

He has lectured on Christian antisemitism both in NZ and overseas. He is a professional photographer and musician and lives north of Auckland with his wife Sheree and their children.

Read more about Perry's background and the Shadows of Shoah project philosophy

Read the artist statement.

In Memoriam: Mike Nathan

Mike served the Shadows of Shoah Trust until his death in April 2014. Mike was an Executive of the NZ Jewish Council and CEO of the NZ Israel Trade Association. Both of Mike's parents were Holocaust survivors.

Mike was a dear friend of the trustees and will be sorely missed. 


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