Henry Schachter was born in 1939 to a Jewish family living in Berlin. Soon after, his family fled to Poland and then to Belgium, where his parents took the agonising decision to hand their only child to a non-Jewish family for his safety. His parents were later captured by the Gestapo, and deported in the penultimate convoy to Auschwitz. Henry will be sharing the moving story of how he survived the Holocaust in hiding before undertaking a journey to Britain in search of his surviving family members.
Come along to hear Henry’s moving personal story of how he escaped Nazi persecution during Europe’s darkest years and details of his early life in Belgium, followed by his quest to find out what happened to his parents, and how he subsequently built a new life for himself in England. We expect Henry's story to be primarily an uplifting one of triumph over adversity, and he does not focus on the horrors of the atrocities committed by the Nazis.
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