If you were passing by or through Liverpool Street Station on Wednesday 10 January, you may have seen an old lady sat in a living room-like space, offering to tell her story about life in a concentration camp.
It was 88-year old Lily Ebert, who knew the horrors and “hell” of Auschwitz-Birkenau well, but whose first 14 years were spent growing up happily in a middle class family in Bonyhád, Hungary. Afterwards, she built a life in Britain, “one of three lives” she considers herself to have had.
Commuters young and old, British and foreign, stopped to hear Lily’s story at the start of 2018, which is the 80th anniversary year of the Kindertransport, an initiative by which so many young European Jewish children passed through the iconic station. 2018 also marks 30 years since the Holocaust Education Trust was born.
Travellers heard how, in 1944, Lily’s life changed when she, her mother, younger brother and three sisters were deported to the Nazis’ most infamous camp.
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