New from the Deputy Prime Minister’s office:
Last week, I was privileged to sit down and talk to one of the bravest, most remarkable people I’ve ever met – Zigi Shipper.
Zigi was just 11 years old when he first escaped deportation from the Lodz ghetto where he’d been living with his paternal grandparents. When the ghetto was liquidated in 1944, Zigi and his grandmother were rounded up and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau. His grandfather had already died of starvation.
By the time he was just 16, Zigi had witnessed and experienced unimaginable horrors. But, despite it all, his story is one of true courage and hope. As a Holocaust survivor, Zigi has dedicated his time to ensuring that the millions of Jewish people who were persecuted and killed by the Nazi regime are never forgotten.
Now 85, Zigi travels to schools to tell children and young people across the country his story.