Iby Knill  The Woman with Nine Lives

An Aushwitz holocaust survivor Iby's story was featured on the BBC TV Series My Story. Her early childhood was spent in Czechoslovakia, before her parents smuggled her to Hungary. Caught by the security police she was imprisoned and tortured before being incarcerated at Auschwitz. In 1944 she volunteered as a nurse with a slave labour transport of 500 women. Now in her 90s she will be joining us to talk about her extraordinary life and changing times on Thursday 19th October.

Janet Gleeson: 3rd Mar 2017 09:13:00

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