Our Memory Makers project paired Holocaust and genocide survivors with nine British artists, who responded to their stories with works of art for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. In this film Holocaust survivor Ivor Perl speaks to filmmaker and animator Gemma Green-Hope about his experience of Auschwitz, and how he survived with the help of his older brother and several strokes of fortune. Gemma and Ivor discussed family, memory and hope – and how the lessons of the past can shape our future.

To find out more about Ivor's story and to watch Gemma's film that she made in response to meeting Ivor, please visit our Memory Makers website.