In recognition of the importance of this day Sefton Branch of UNISON has sponsored two screenings of their award winning film ‘AREK’ which they made in partnership with Arek Hersh, Holocaust survivor and director Tony Lloyd.
The film, a documentary, tells the story of Arek Hersh who entered his first concentration camp aged only 10, and survived a five year ordeal without his parents and family who were gassed at Chelmno in the first ‘Gas Vans.’ The film documents the return of Arek, as an adult, to the places of his childhood “where murder was a way of life” and tells his story from the streets of the Lodz ghetto to the wire fences of Auschwitz and Birkenau.
Free tickets for the evening screening are available for members of the public to collect from the Plaza Cinema box office.
Schools wishing to bring a group of students are urged to pre-book places through Christine Physick.
For further information please contact Christine Physick at the Plaza on 0151 928 1530 or via email; [email protected]