Thursday 18 January 2018

'It was a determination to go on, irrespective of what had happened'

'It was a determination to go on, irrespective of what had happened'

Jan Imich was nine years old when the Second World War broke out. As a Jewish Pole, he was arrested and imprisoned in a series of concentration camps. During his time in one camp, he was forced to work at the crematorium, hauling coal to fuel the furnace.  After the war he was sent to Britain where his father, a soldier, was based and after struggling to overcome the effects of his experiences began a new life. 

Speaking on Holocaust Memorial Day 2017, he explained what kept him going in the years after he survived the camps and his hopes and fears for the future.