|Talking about Belsen with Tomi Reichental in Cambridge|
So I decided to get in touch with him and found out he happened to be delivering a talk about his Belsen experience at the Cambridge Union, the world's oldest continuously running debating society on Thursday 14th June 2018. At last, this was a chance for me to hear him talk and to meet him!
When we met just before his talk, he seemed very pleased to meet me and I was certainly very pleased to meet him! His talk really made you understand what it was like being Jewish and a child during the Holocaust, and what it was like being at Belsen at such a young age. It was very moving.
After the talk, I was so honoured that he wanted to sit and talk with me; we chatted for over an hour! We agreed to keep in touch and I very much look forward to seeing him again soon.
|Tomi Reichental delivering his Belsen talk|
|Tomi wearing his Star of David as he was forced to do by the Nazis|
|I was so honoured to meet Tomi!|
|At the main entrance of the Cambridge Union with Tomi|
Daily Mail Online: British soldier fell in love with Jewish inmate at Belsen concentration camp http://ow.ly/ou4M30kvWVw
Liberating Belsen Concentration Camp (eBook Kindle edition)
by (former) Lt-Colonel Leonard Berney R.A. T.D., edited by John Wood, Forewords by Major-General Nicholas Eeles CBE, Nanette Blitz Konig, Introduction by Joshua Oppenheimer