University of Sussex - Fighting words

January 28, 2010

A Holocaust survivor's dramatic account of Nazi persecution was to feature in Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations at the University of Sussex on January. Freddie Knoller was set to talk about his incarceration at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp after he was captured while fighting for the French Resistance in 1943. The event was organised by the university's Centre for German-Jewish Studies. Mr Knoller, who settled in London in 1950, said of his struggle for survival: "You can either give up and within two or three days you are dead, or you fight to live and adjust yourself to the situation 'by hook or by crook'. I chose the latter."

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