I was commissioned for the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust event in Salford, Manchester and met this man; Jack Aizenberg.
“Jack Aizenberg was born in the town of Staszow, Poland in 1928. Jack chose to go into hiding to escape the round up of local Jewish residents by Nazi forces in 1942. His mother, father, younger brother and uncle were detained and transported to their deaths in Belzec. Subsequently he was apprehended and endured Colditz and Theresienstadt camps. He was just one of 10 of 600 prisoners to survive the infamous death march from Buchenwald to the Theresienstadt camp during the final days of the Second World War. In 1945 he was permitted to settle in Britain, along with 1000 other young Jewish survivors. Mr Aizenberg went on to establish a successful business in partnership with two friends he met in the camps. Jack featured in the ITV documentary Strictly Kosher in 2012 and was filmed travelling back to Poland to revisit his home town and the memorial to his family.”
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