January 2020 sees the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, as Russian, British and other anti-Nazi armies swept through occupied Poland.
About 850,000 Jewish people were slaughtered at Auschwitz, alongside up to 100,000 non-Jews. Astonishingly, some survived, and a group of survivors defiantly marched through the infamous 'Arbeit Macht Frei' gates of the camp on Monday of this week (27th.) These survivors were young children when they were transported to Auschwitz.
Survivor Renee Salt said that she and many other survivors were unable to speak of what happened to them for several decades, even to loved ones.
The memorial event on Thursday 30th at 7pm is being hosted by UNISON at their Regional offices at Arena Point, 1 Hunts Bank M3 1UN, next to Victoria train station. All welcome; speakers and readers of survivors' testimony will include mayor Andy Burnham.