From Auschwitz to Hassenbrook

IN THREE one-hour sessions, Mr Leslie Kleinman stood at the front of the class at Hassenbrook school and recounted to the students about his experience in Auschwitz.

From his family life in Hungary to the nightmare years under Nazi rule and the holocaust to freedom and a new life in England, Mr Kleinman had the students fascinated, horrified and in quiet awe of a man who lived to tell the most terrible tale of 20th century history.

At the end of the testimony and not prompted by teachers, the students queued to shake Mr Kleinman’s hand.

This is the first ten minutes of Mr Kleinman’s testimony. The other six parts will be out up on the History section of the website over the next week.

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