Ladislaus Löb was born in Romania. At the age of 11 he was sent to Bergen-Belsen. He survived the Holocaust but lost the majority of his family.
Philipp Manes was a Jewish businessman living in Berlin. In 1942 he was sent to Theresiesnstadt Concentration Camp where he participated in the Jewish self-administration of the Camp. He was transported to Auschwitz in 1944. In this podcast Dr Klaus Leist reads excerpts of the book As if it were life by Philipp Manes.
Margaret is a German Jewish Refugee. She fled Nazi Persecution, leaving her family behind and then settled in the UK. In this Untold Stories film she speaks about the persecution which drove her family from Germany, how she escaped to England, and the fate of her relatives who were left behind.
Sabina Miller met severely visually impaired illustrator Kimberley Burrows over lunch in central London for HMD 2015.
Every Holocaust survivor has a different story. This is certainly true for the story of the three Oppenheimer children, Eve, Rudi and Paul, who were fortunate to survive for five years under the Nazis in Holland, and in the camps of Westerbork and Bergen-Belsen, and who finished up on ‘The Last Train from Belsen'.
During the Holocaust many Albanian Muslims chose to rescue and protect Jewish people. One of those was shop owner Ali Sheqer Pashkaj.
The only known voluntary inmate of Auschwitz, who spent two and a half years gathering intelligence from within the camp.
Sedin Mustafić survived the Genocide in Bosnia. He had to flee his home with nothing when the Bosnian War started, ending up in the apparently safe area of Srebrenica.
Henry Wermuth’s mother and sister were taken away by the Nazis in the summer of 1942. Henry and his father were forced to work for the Nazis and Henry took an opportunity to try and derail a train that Hitler would be travelling on. Although unsuccessful, Henry was later awarded a medal for his attempt to assassinate Hitler.
Throughout the Bosnian War, journalist Christiane Amanpour reported from the front line, witnessing the violence of a bloody civil war and the genocide which unfolded in Srebrenica. Her experiences raise challenging questions about the role of journalists and media organisations during situations of conflict and genocide.