Photos of Jewish children in Auschwitz concentration camp museum (UNESCO World Heritage List, 1979), Poland

What happened to the children who survived the Holocaust?

‘I call Zelma Cacik who may be living in London,’ says the announcer, in the clipped RP accent of the BBC in the 1940s. ‘I call her on behalf of her 16-year-old cousin…’ The voice betrays no emotion, no feeling, it’s so matter-of-fact, but the script spares no punches as it tells the cousin’s story in blunt statements of fact. She was born in Poland, separated from her family when she was 12 and made to work in a munitions factory while her parents, her sisters and brother were sent to Treblinka extermination camp.

  • It must have been the pure force of will to carry on and live one’s life after something like this.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    What happened afterwards? They were homeless and the British tried to keep them that way rather than let them go to the future Jewish state. The Foreign Office felt it necessary to appease the Arabs, and now Britain is flooded with Muslims whose loyalty is suspect. Karma is a bitch.