Personal Touch - Marianne Grant

Marianne Grant lived in Prague as a child prior to the German invasion. In this programme commemorating National Holocaust Day, she speaks to Johnston McKay about her horrific experiences during the occupation, her transportation to Auschwitz and her belief that today's children should be taught about the atrocities of the Holocaust.

While in Auschwitz, Marianne Grant was made to paint pictures and make detailed family trees for Dr Josef Mengele. She and her mother were sent to Bergen-Belsen just ten days before it was liberated. She moved to Glasgow in 1951 and lived there for the rest of her life. In 2002, some of her artwork was displayed at the Kelvingrove Gallery in the city. The following year, an education pack about her life was sent to every child in Scotland. She died in 2007, aged 86.

Originally broadcast 26 January 2003.

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