We meet Holocaust survivor Steven Frank
"Why did I survive? Was there something I had to do in my life? I was a scientist, I never won the Nobel Prize, never did anything very special, why should I have lived?
The answer was that when I retired I started giving talks in schools. I've been doing that now for 24 years, over 800 schools I've been to. And the effect it has on the young people is absolutely remarkable. And there's the reason."
It’s one of the darkest periods in history, resulting in the death of six million Jews and an estimated 11 million others. The Holocaust, the Nazi regime of mass-murder and persecution, is commemorated the world over today - including memorials for the 1.1 million killed in Auschwitz death camp, liberated exactly 75 years ago today.
Steven Frank’s father was murdered there before seven-year-old Steven, his mother and two brothers were sent to Westerbork transit camp and Theresienstadt ghetto near Prague. The 84-year-old Holocaust survivor tells his remarkable story.