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Arek Hersch displays his concentration camp number
Arek Hersch displays his concentration camp number

An ember saved from the fire

Six million Jews perished during the holocaust. Some of those that survived the ravages of the camps and World War II live here in Leeds.


Listen to An Ember Saved from the Fire including the stories of holocaust survivors from Leeds and around West Yorkshire.

An Ember Saved from the Fire - part 2

The documentary produced by BBC Radio Leeds was first broadcast on Sunday 25 January 2004.

Mr amd Mrs Ginsberg
Survivors: Ibi (L) and Waldemir Ginsberg (R)
Photo Tim Daley

Now their stories, in some cases harrowing, in all cases moving, have been recorded in An Ember Saved from the Fire, a two part documentary produced by BBC Radio Leeds.

The documentary was broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds' Sunday Breakfast show in 2004 to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

All the entire interviews with survivors, used to make up the radio programme, are being archived for posterity in the Brotherton Library at Leeds University.

Holocaust Memorial Day is officially held on Tuesday 27 January (the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz).

Look back on 2003

Listen to Remember My Name the story of Sir Nicholas Winton, sometimes dubbed The British Schindler.
The 30 minute documentary produced by BBC Radio Leeds was broadcast on Sunday 26 January 2003
last updated: 14/01/05
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