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'I feel I have a duty because for many years I couldn't speak about it': Auschwitz survivor shares her experiences

A 88-year-old survivor of Auschwitz has shared her harrowing experiences and spoken of the need to prevent a repeat of history.

Mindu Hornick was just 13 when she was sent to the concentration camp, and never saw most of her family again.

She now feels its up to her and other survivors to teach others about the reality of the holocaust, and the impact it had.

She spoke at an Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich to coincide with Holocaust Memorial Day.

I feel I have a duty because for many years I couldn't speak about it.

Many people didn't I wasn't the only one because I think when anything like that happens such trauma in a way at my age it takes a healing time before you can speak about it.

I still get choked up but I have somehow trained myself not to get too tearful.

– Mindu Hornic, Auschwitz survivor