Hannah Lewis MBE to recount her experiences surviving the Holocaust

An upcoming lecture will see Holocaust survivor Hannah Lewis MBE recount her experiences growing up Poland and surviving the atrocities of the Nazi occupation during the Second World War.

Commemorating Holocaust Awareness Week at the University of Leicester, Hannah will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘A Girl Surviving the Holocaust: A Testimony’The lecture is free and open to the public, taking place from 5.30-7pm in the Bennett Lower Ground Floor Lecture Theatre 2 on Thursday 8 February.

Hannah will share her story of survival through the Second World War, and her understanding of how the Holocaust has impacted the contemporary world. A Q&A session with the audience will follow Hannah's testimony.

The lecture has been organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Dr Svenja Bethke, Lecturer in Modern European History and member of the Stanley Burton Centre, said: “This event is a rare opportunity to hear the experiences of a girl’s struggle for survival against Nazi discrimination, persecution and plans for systematic murder.

“It will allow us to write the perspective of the victims into history and to make their voices heard and remembered during Holocaust Awareness Week at the Stanley Burton Centre. For those attending the lecture, this is not only an extraordinary opportunity to hear Hannah’s testimony, but also to ask their own questions.”