Horrors of camp revealed

Ladisalus Lob
Ladisalus Lob

Holocaust survivor Professor Ladislaus Lob (pictured above) spoke to Year 9 students at Chailey School about being sent to Bergen-Belsen camp, aged just 11.

He visited the school on Monday January 26 and spoke about his childhood in Hungary during the German occupation and his deportation to Bergen-Belsen in North Germany where he spent five months with his father before being sent to Switzerland.

He came to the UK in 1963 where he became professor of German at the University of Sussex.

Professor Lob retired in 1998 and now visits schools and colleges to talk about his experiences during the Holocaust.

The visit was organised by the school’s humanities faculty with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

His book ‘Rezso Kasztner- The Daring Rescue of Hungarian Jews: A Survivor’s Account’ can be found in the school library.