Hanna recalls WWII horrors; WOLVERHAMPTON: Talk by concentration camp survivor.
A WOMAN who survived the horrors of the Auschwitz concentration camp as a child will recount her harrowing wartime experiences at an event in the Black Country.
Hanna Ulatowska will speak during an event at a Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture, at the University of Wolverhampton, on Wednesday.
Hundreds of schoolchildren from the region will be amongst the audience to hear her talk.
Hanna, who is originally from Poland but now lives in America, was 11 when she and her family were rounded up and sent on a terrifying train journey to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.
Upon arriving at Auschwitz in 1944, Hanna was separated from her mother and brother and during the internment nearly died of disease and malnutrition.
Hanna survived the daily threat of death and after the evacuation of prisoners in January 1945 she and her family managed to escape.
Hanna, who was born in Poland in 1933 as the younger of two children raised by her widowed mother, said: "From the age of six, my life was filled with the horrors of the war.
"In 1939, I experienced the bombings of Warsaw and was trapped with my family in the rubble of a bombed building for a day."
"At the beginning of the Warsaw Uprising, in 1944, we were rounded up and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp."
Hanna's public lecture will take place at the main lecture theatre (MC 001) at the University's Wolverhampton City Campus, Millennium City Building, from 5 to 7pm.
PAINFUL MEMORIES... Hanna Ulatowska and (inset) as a girl with brother and sister and (left) with a member of the Polish underground.