Mayer Hersh has died, aged 90: The Holocaust survivor who shared his story with thousands of school children
Holocaust survivor Mayer Hersh has died at the age of 90.
Mayer was known for his tireless work recounting the horrors he endured in Auschwitz in a bid to ensure such atrocities were never repeated.
He died aged 90 on Friday at the Heathlands Village Care Home, in Prestwich, and was laid to rest during a traditional Jewish ceremony in Manchester on Sunday.
Friends have paid tribute to Mayer as a ‘true intellectual’ and ‘one of the nicest men in the world’.
Mayer was just 12 when the Nazis seized him – along with his brother Jakob – in 1940, after invading his native Poland a year earlier.... read more
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