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Cert PG. Running time approx 91 mins.

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Arek (DVD)

How Did a Small Boy Survive the Nazi Holocaust?

Author: Arek Hersh MBE

Product code: D156

"What hurts the victim the most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander".

A Unison Film Production by Tony Lloyd

Arek Hersh entered his first camp when he was just 10 years old. Thus started a five year ordeal that would take him as a child, alone and grieving for a family gassed at Chelmno in the first `Gas Vans`, across a war torn Poland. His ordeal would take him on roads that would eventually lead him through two of the most notorious of Hitler’s ‘Death Camps’.

The film follows the return of Arek Hersh to the places of his childhood where murder was a way of life. It follows his incredible story from the streets of the Lodz Ghetto to the wire fences of Auschwitz and Birkenau.

About the Author

Arek Hersh MBE

Arek Hersh met his wife Jean at a dance in Leeds at the age of 32. They have three children and several grandchildren. In 1995, as part of his first public discussion of his Holocaust experiences, Hersh published his book, A Detail of History. All the proceeds go to the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, where he often gives presentations about his experience.