Inspirational talk tackles intolerance

Holocaust survivor Iby Knill is coming to Steyning on Saturday
Holocaust survivor Iby Knill is coming to Steyning on Saturday

HOLOCAUST survivor Iby Knill will tell her inspirational story to an audience in Steyning.

The 90-year-old, who until only a few years ago had not even discussed her experiences with her husband or children, is now sharing her emotional story to emphasis the destructive nature of intolerance.

Iby, author of The Woman Without a Number, will be speaking at in the Steyning Grammar School drama hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Debbie Woodbridge said: “It’s pretty amazing that this lady is coming to Steyning.

“She is giving the most inspirational talk about surviving the Holocaust. Iby is going to be 91 at the end of the year and has only just started to tell her story. She did not even discuss it with Bert, her husband, or her children.

“Iby is a force to be reckoned with, fun, intelligent, with great courage. You cannot afford to miss this as you will leave walking 10ft in the air, inspired by this brilliant woman.”

For 60 years, Iby kept secret the fact she had survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps. Now, she shares her moving experiences of the past to deliver a powerful message of hope for a safer, more inclusive society.

Tickets are £10 adults, £5 under-18s, from Steyning Bookshop, High Street. All proceeds are going to Iby’s charity and her book will be on sale on the night.

The Woman Without a Number was published in October 2010 by Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd. Iby also featured in the BBC1 television series My Story the same month.