The remarkable Iby Knill will be in conversation with Judi Spiers.
An Auschwitz holocaust survivor, Iby Knill was born in 1923 in Czechoslovakia. In 1942, in order to escape Nazi persecution Iby escaped to Hungary where after hiding with relatives she was caught, tortured and imprisoned as an illegal immigrant. In 1944, when the Germans occupied Hungary, Iby was sent to Auschwitz, where she was held in a hut with 250 women. When Dr Mengele asked for nursing volunteers, Iby accompanied a slave labour transport of 530 Hungarian women to Lippstadt. After the war Iby married a British army officer and arrived in Cornwall in 1947 to make a new life and close the door on the past. For 60 years she hid the horrors she had survived. All that changed when Iby was featured in the BBC One programme My Story, featuring ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Now in her 90s, Iby is determined to share her experiences with future generations.
Iby will be in conversation with radio and TV presenter Judi Spiers.
Thursday 19th October 12.30pm
...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...
We thoroughly enjoyed all of our visits and all being well will be there again next year.
We really enjoyed the talks we attended... and look forward to next year's event... Kate Adie was brilliant
I thoroughly enjoyed all six events I attended and would have done many more if my time had allowed. Congratulations to all the people involved for a very well organised event. I am most certainly looking forward to next year's events calendar- the dates are already in my diary.
Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...
Many thanks, and thanks again for a lovely event.