Pinchas Gutter is from Łódź, Poland, where he enjoyed a very happy childhood before the Second World War. He survived six different Nazi concentration camps – a life forever changed by the traumatic events of the Holocaust.
The worst moment of all, was when he lost his father, mother, and sister on the same day, murdered by the Nazis.
In this powerful and moving interview marking this week of Holocaust Remembrance at the UN, he tells Nathan Beriro, that he turned “almost into a nothing”. Survivors, he says, “can’t ever run away from what they have lived”.
Now a Holocaust educator, he has one chief demand: a world without discrimination or hate.