Sur­vivor, 96, is hon­oured

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

A 96-YEAR-OLD Auschwitz sur­vivor was hon­oured at an in­ter­faith Holo­caust me­mo­rial event in Tower Ham­lets on Sun­day.

Leon Green­man at­tended the Jewish East End Cel­e­bra­tion So­ci­ety’s com­mem­o­ra­tion at East Lon­don Cen­tral Syn­a­gogue, hav­ing had a pace­maker fit­ted fol­low­ing a heart at­tack less than two months ago.

Mr Green­man, who re­lated his ex­pe­ri­ences to an au­di­ence of 100, told the JC af­ter­wards: “I am not well yet, but didn’t want to miss this. I made a prom­ise to my­self in 1943 that if God would take me out of the camps, I would go and tell the out­side world about what was done to us. I have been talk­ing for 60 years to dozens and dozens of schools. It is my fight against racism, against the Nazis.”

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