Auschwitz survivor gives annual Holocaust Memorial Day
One of the survivors from Auschwitz shared his
experiences of the concentration camp at the University’s annual
Holocaust Memorial Day lecture.
Gabor Hirsch, 78, was invited to give the annual public
lecture, which was attended by staff, students, dignitaries and
Mr Hirsch spoke about his childhood in Bekescsaba in
south-east Hungary. In June 1944, Gabor was transported to
Auschwitz, where he was selected to go to the so-called ‘Gypsy
camp’ to work.
He spoke about the conditions within the camp, the last time
he saw his mother and how he managed to survive until the camp was
liberated by the Soviet army on January 27, 1945, when he was 15
Mr Hirsch answered questions about his experiences and how he
had researched his past, and was thanked for his talk by the Vice
Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps.