He Knows Nazis

Survivor to tell of past horror

Date : 04.08.04


A Jewish man who fled Nazi tyranny as a boy, just weeks before the outbreak of the Second World War, is to relate his story to today’s children.

Retired architect Bob Rosner was just eight when he fled mainland Europe in June 1939.

Now he is to attend the UK Holocaust Centre, known as Beth Shalom or House of Peace, in Nottinghamshire this month to speak to children about the horrors perpetrated more than 60 years ago.

Now 73, Mr Rosner will tell how he was forced to leave his parents in Vienna, Austria, and was fostered by Sir Leo Schultz, the long-serving council leader who helped to rebuild Hull after the war.

Mr Rosner, who now lives in Hessle, said: “I am lucky to be here today because Hitler’s Nazis intended to kill me by gassing and then burning me because I was born a Jew.”


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