Film of Holocaust survivor to be shown

Iby Knill
Iby Knill

A holocaust survivor will be talking and presenting a short film regarding her experiences at Auschwitz as part of an event at Leeds Town Hall this week.

Held on Thursday July 10 in the Albert Room of the town hall from 6pm-7pm, Iby Knill will present her film An Auschwitz Promise, which will be followed by a talk and short question and answer session.

Iby, who was part of the resistance in Hungary before being sent to Auschwitz as a political prisoner, is now a member of the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association’s Education Committee and has become a tireless speaker at schools, community groups and organisations. As part of her work in telling her story, Ivy warns of the dangers of discrimination and persecution.

To reserve a ticket, call 0113 3950678.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun David Congreve said: “We should never forget what happened during the Holocaust, and events such as this one by Iby who survived Auschwitz, offer a poignant reminder of why discrimination and persecution in all its forms must always be tackled and never ignored.

“Included on the night will be a short film ‘An Auschwitz Promise’, and a question and answer session with Iby, who to this day as a member of the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association’s Education Committee, is a tireless visitor to our schools, community groups and organisations.”